On September 14th, 2011 it was announced that the first biologically distinct subtypes of brain development in the conditions of autism has been uncovered by the world’s most comprehensive and largest investigation of children with autism.
The discoveries are very similar to the first biological subtypes of cancer discovered in the 1960’s. This discovery aided to a better understanding and awareness to the causes of cures, effective treatments, health policies on cigarette smoking & the ban of any further use of asbestos. It is believed that factors that are the cause for autism are similar to cancer, genetics, the immune system and the environment. It has since been identified that over 200 biological subtypes of cancer have been discovered. Continue reading →
Partners with Soroka Medical Center and ALUT in Region’s First Autism Conference
(Beersheva, Israel – September 8, 2011) On September 5th, a group of 120 biomedical researchers, educators, clinicians and parent/advocates from throughout Israel’s Negev region met in Beersheva for a daylong conference about the latest advances in autism research and treatment in Israel and throughout the world.
This historic conference – the first such regional autism gathering ever held in Southern Israel – was convened by the International Center for Autism Research and Education (Icare4autism), working in close collaboration with Dr. Gal Meiri of Soroka’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service of the Soroka Medical Center and ALUT. Continue reading →
The largest new study was conducted across the U.S., Canada and Israel on younger siblings of children with Autism in an effort to uncover more information on the genetic component to the disorder.
Researchers found that the second child runs of risk of 19% in developing the disorder. The risk rises if the second child is boy, with the likelihood of a one in four chance. In comparison, if the second child is a girl the re-occurrence rate is 9%. 664 infants participated in the study, each with at least one sibling diagnosed with Autism. The infants were monitored from 6-8 months of age to 3 years. Continue reading →
The purpose of the conference was to share recent research into the causes and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and to be a catalyst for powerful interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle the global autism crisis. Continue reading →
A recent study led by Dr. Ilan Dinstein of the Weismann Institute of Science in Israel sheds some new understanding on the biology of the condition of autism. The study, conducted on a group of 72 normally sleeping children between the ages of 1 and 3-1/2 years, shows that the two areas of the brain commonly associated with language and communication were found to be out of sync in children with autism.(jpost.com) Continue reading →