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Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

September 5, 2018

Using Hollywood-inspired motion capture technology, Medical Center researchers are learning about the movement difficulties that often accompany autism, Alzheimer’s, and traumatic brain injury.

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Eye test could help diagnose autism

Eye test could help diagnose autism

July 24, 2017

A test that measures the inability of the brain to adjust the size of eye movements could allow for earlier detection of autism spectrum disorders.

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Study challenges autism brain response theory

Study challenges autism brain response theory

December 6, 2016

A Medical Center study challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli.

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Hearing test may identify autism risk

Hearing test may identify autism risk

July 25, 2016

While many signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are present before age two, the majority of children with ASD are not diagnosed until after age four. Medical Center researchers have identified a simple test to screen younger children for hearing deficiencies associated with autism.

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The brain’s gardeners: Immune cells ‘prune’ connections between neurons

The brain’s gardeners: Immune cells ‘prune’ connections between neurons

March 7, 2016

A new study out today in the journal Nature Communications shows that cells normally associated with protecting the brain from infection and injury also play an important role in rewiring the connections between nerve cells.

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Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

December 14, 2015

“We would not want people to feel guilty,” said (Susan) Hyman, a professor of neurodevelopmental pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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September 17, 2015

Researchers sought to answer parents’ questions about dietary intervention with the most controlled dietary intervention and autism study to date.

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GFCF diets found ineffective for children with autism

GFCF diets found ineffective for children with autism

September 14, 2015

Gluten-free, casein-free diets have become popular complementary treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder, but a Medical Center study has found that eliminating these foods had no effect on a child’s behavior, sleep, or bowel patterns.

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Gluten-free diet has no benefit for children with autism, study finds

Gluten-free diet has no benefit for children with autism, study finds

September 14, 2015

The new work, conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center, offers perhaps the highest-quality evidence to date that eliminating proteins found in wheat and dairy doesn’t improve autism symptoms.

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UR Medicine breaks ground on imaging, autism center

UR Medicine breaks ground on imaging, autism center

August 17, 2015

UR Medicine on Monday broke ground on an off-campus, outpatient facility that will encompass imaging, some pediatric and adolescent services and a clinic for care of young people with autism.

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