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Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?
A new UNC School of Medicine study shows how chemicals designed to protect crops can cause gene expression changes in mouse brain cells that look strikingly similar to changes in the brains of people with autism and Alzheimer’s disease.
Located in News / 2016 / March
Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?
UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains
UNC School of Medicine researchers used MRIs and computer models to show that babies who develop the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome have less white matter circuitry compared to other babies. About one-third of people with fragile X meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid
MRIs show a brain anomaly in nearly 70 percent of babies at high risk of developing the condition who go on to be diagnosed, laying the groundwork for a predictive aid for pediatricians and the search for a potential treatment.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Is It ADHD? Looking At Signs and Symptoms
One in 10 children age 5-17 in the U.S. is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), but sometimes the signs are very tough to spot. Dr. Daniel Moran gives some insights on what parents should look for.
Located in UNC Children's News / News / 2017
Joseph Piven, MD
Joseph Piven, MD is Sarah Graham Kenan Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. His services include the TEACHH program and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an expert on autism, neuroimaging, genetics, mental retardation, and developmental disorders.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Klinger wins $450K grant to measure outcomes for adults with ASD
Laura Klinger, PhD, Principal Investigator of the study and Executive Director of TEACCH, will use the grant from Autism Speaks to conduct a landmark 40-year follow-up study of individuals served by the TEACCH Autism Program. Mark Klinger, PhD, and Joseph Piven, MD, are co-investigators on the study.
Located in News / 2013 / January
Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism
The findings, published online June 9 in the journal Nature, support an emerging consensus among scientists that autism is caused by many “rare variants” or genetic changes found in less than one percent of the population.
Located in News / 2010 / June
Laura Klinger, director of TEACCH Autism Program, featured on podcast
In the run-up to World Autism Day on Monday, April 2, the moms who run the Spawned podcast interviewed Laura Klinger, PhD, about various issues related to autism, including the latest research developments.
Located in News / 2018 / March
MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions in autism
UNC researchers find that the bigger the differences in brain activity related to emotion regulation, the more severe the autism. Gabriel Dichter, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology was the paper's senior author.
Located in News / 2015 / January