The Interactive Autism Network and the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative have announced a partnership to advance and expand internet-mediated autism research.
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The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) was approved for a three-year $1.6 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to be part of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
A large Swedish study of more than 1 million children found that an increase in awareness and subsequent diagnoses of autism explains the upsurge in the number of cases.
A study published in The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has found that children diagnosed with developmental delays other than autism may have some ASD symptoms that pose significant challenges.
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An analysis of Interactive Autism Network (IAN) data by IAN researchers found that girls with autism spectrum disorder are often diagnosed later than boys. The researchers attributed this to differences between the sexes in autism symptoms.
A large study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) looked at the vaccination histories of children at high risk for autism and found no relationship between having had the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and the occurence of autism.
A study in The Journal of Pediatrics shows that there is still a large gap between the time that a parent is first concerned about the development of their child and the time that they are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This gap is nearly three years. According to the study, this may be due to a passive or reassuring response to concerns from their pediatrician.
A new study has found a link between autism and BPA, a chemical used to make plastics. In a small study published in Autism Research, children with autism appeared to have trouble metabolizing and eliminating BPA compared to children who don't have autism.
A study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives provides strong evidence that a mother's exposure to air pollutants during the third trimester of pregnancy increases her child's risk of autism.