Study to examine whether cannabidiol provides therapeutic benefit to children with autism
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  April 30, 2018  
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 Study to examine whether cannabidiol provides therapeutic benefit to children with autismStudy to examine whether cannabidiol provides therapeutic benefit to children with autism
 
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are preparing a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary investigation to determine if and how cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, provides therapeutic benefit to children with severe symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.
 
   Cognitive behavioral therapy can help children with autism manage emotional challengesCognitive behavioral therapy can help children with autism manage emotional challenges
 
New research from York University's Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger.
 
   Children with autism have gastrointestinal and immune system deregulation, research findsChildren with autism have gastrointestinal and immune system deregulation, research finds
 
Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota.
 
 Every parent needs to know fundamental red flags for autism
 
Every parent needs to know fundamental red flags for autismAutism spectrum disorders are being diagnosed in ever-increasing numbers. Nationally, there are about 1 in 68 children identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.
 
 
 Rare variants in non-coding DNA inherited from parents heighten autism risk
 
Rare variants in non-coding DNA inherited from parents heighten autism riskIn recent years, researchers have firmly established that gene mutations appearing for the first time, called de novo mutations, contribute to approximately one-third of cases of autism spectrum disorder.
 
 
 Autism disorder increases in U.S. children, shows new CDC report
 
Autism disorder increases in U.S. children, shows new CDC reportResearchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as one in 59 among children aged 8 years in 2014 (or 1.7 percent).
 
 
 Scientists improve growth of 3d brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophrenia
 
Scientists improve growth of 3d brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophreniaSalk Institute scientists recently have developed a method to make micro brain structures in the lab. These microbrain tissues are designated to be used in research for treatment of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.