Tag: gait

December 2017
News

Walking doesn’t deliver language gains for children with autism

by  /  4 December 2017

Children with autism do not show the burst of vocabulary growth that usually accompanies learning to walk.

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November 2017
News

Experimental Huntington’s drug improves gait in Rett mice

by  /  14 November 2017

A candidate drug in clinical trials for Huntington’s disease reverses gait problems in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.

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News

Drug improves gait in children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome

by  /  12 November 2017

A new measure of motor skills suggests that insulin-like growth factor 1 improves movement in people with Phelan-McDermid syndrome.

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May 2017
Features / Deep Dive

Autism in motion

by  /  31 May 2017

Children with autism are often clumsy, physically awkward or uncoordinated. This understudied and nearly ubiquitous feature has researchers contemplating a new idea: Could motor problems be one source of autism’s social difficulties?

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March 2015
News

Repurposed drugs may treat Angelman syndrome

by  /  19 March 2015

An acne drug, a dietary supplement and a failed sleeping aid each show promise for Angelman syndrome, according to unpublished results presented Tuesday at a meeting.

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June 2014
News

Genetics: Gene linked to adult regression implicated in Rett

by  /  3 June 2014

A teenage girl with Rett syndrome has a mutation in WFR45, a gene that is mutated in people who abruptly lose motor and mental skills in adulthood, according to a study published 13 March in the Journal of Human Genetics.

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July 2013
News / Toolbox

Folding mat reveals motor deficits in severe autism

by  /  24 July 2013

Using a portable mat embedded with pressure sensors, researchers have shown that adults with severe autism walk more slowly than controls do. The results were published 20 May in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.

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News

Study catalogs features of Phelan-McDermid syndrome

by  /  11 July 2013

The majority of people lacking a functional copy of the SHANK3 gene have both autism and severe intellectual disability, according to a study published 11 June in Molecular Autism.

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September 2012
News / Toolbox

Video technology reveals autism gait is symmetrical

by  /  12 September 2012

Researchers have used a motion-capture system to show that children with autism do not rely on one side of the body more than the other when walking. Their findings were published in the 2012 issue of Autism Research Treatment.

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March 2012
News

Bone marrow transplant alleviates Rett symptoms in mice

by  /  19 March 2012

A bone marrow transplant from healthy mice to those lacking the MeCP2 protein, which causes Rett syndrome, extends lifespan and alleviates symptoms of the disorder, according to research published online 18 March in Nature.

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