Topic: Autism

A New Look at Language Delay in Children With Autism

April 2, 2015

A new study by a linguistics professor and an alumnus from The University of Texas at Austin sheds light on a well-known linguistic characteristic of autistic children their reluctance to use pronouns paving the way for more accurate diagnostics.

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This Semester I'm Working On ... Autism Research

March 9, 2015
This Semester I'm Working On ... Researching Autism and Parental Stress

This new series explores what Longhorns are passionately pursuing during their time on campus. First up, psychology major and student researcher Kassandra Martinez.

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Popular Autism Treatment Lacks Scientific Evidence

Nov. 19, 2012

One of the most popular intervention therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) lacks scientific support according to a literature review published by University of Texas at Austin professor Mark O'Reilly and an international team of scientists.

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Old Drug Holds New Promise

July 8, 2012
Old Drug Holds New Promise

Exciting new findings in UT's neurobiology labs suggest that rapamycin, an FDA-approved immunosuppressant used to control organ rejection in transplant patients, may be an effective therapy for Alzheimer's, epilepsy, and even autism.

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Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Oct. 19, 2011

Pesticides and pollutants are related to a 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University.

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