Navigation Links
UIC joins international research effort to study autism
Date:11/14/2008

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are taking part in an international effort to gather DNA samples from 2,000 autism patients and their families over the next three years.

The initiative, called the Simons Simplex Collection, is the first coordinated effort to create a database of information about families with only one autistic child.

"This collection of DNA will allow researchers at UIC and at other centers to identify genetic factors that increase the risk of autism and to potentially develop interventional therapies and new drugs for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders," said Dr. Edwin Cook, professor of psychiatry, director of the UIC Autism Center of Excellence, and principal investigator of the study.

Autism is an often devastating and lifelong disorder that appears during the first three years of life. Children and adults with autism often have difficulty communicating and forming relationships. The variation of behaviors and level of functioning among people with autism differ greatly.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one of every 150 eight-year-old children is diagnosed with some form of autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorders occur in all populations and socioeconomic groups and are four times more likely to occur in boys than in girls.

Families eligible to participate in the study include those with only one child with an autism spectrum disorder, age four or older; one or more siblings without an autism spectrum disorder, age four or older; and unaffected biological parents who are willing to participate.

Eligible children with an autism spectrum disorder will receive a behavioral assessment and all family members will donate blood, a source of DNA. A small number of families with no siblings or siblings under the age of four may be eligible to participate in the study.

DNA gathered through the Simons Sim
'/>"/>

Contact: Sherri McGinnis Gonzlez
smcginn@uic.edu
312-996-8277
University of Illinois at Chicago
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Former NBA and Boston Celtic Star Dee Brown Joins PrimeTime Sports, Boca Ratons Unique Sports Training Facility
2. Alexander R. Giaquinto, Ph.D., Joins Regado Biosciences as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
3. Trust for Americas Health Joins GAO in Calling for Next Administration to Focus on Urgent Public Health Issues as Top Priorities
4. Diabetes Dad Tom Karlya Rejoins Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
5. Groseth Rejoins EMSI to Lead Healthcare Services Sales
6. Healthy Eating Expert Ellie Krieger Joins Yoplait(R) Yo-Plus(TM) to Raise Awareness of Digestive Health
7. EarthSearch Communications International Joins Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Business PartnerSelect Program
8. AmerisourceBergen Joins National Patient Safety Foundation Corporate Council
9. Cargill Executive Joins Blue Cross Board of Trustees
10. Norm Botsford Joins Culbert Healthcare Solutions Strategic Services Team
11. New Chief Executive Officer Joins International Diabetes Federation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... Fat Burning Kitchen , the latest diet ... Geary that is helping people learn the truth about so-called ... machine in less than 24 hours has caught the attention ... our culture that is becoming so obsessed with diets and ... really fact and fiction when it comes to health foods, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Hospice & Palliative Care ... Celebration” gala, honoring three outstanding individuals for their ... to provide extraordinary and dignified comfort, care and ... or life-limiting illness. , The event was held ... and recognized William (Bill) J. McGuinness, Director of ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Two revolutionary procedures ... treatment of gum disease a far less painful ... past. , “If you’ve ever felt electric shock waves surge ... sip a cold beverage, it’s possible you already know the ... who is a general dentist in West Palm Beach, and ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) is ... clinical trials and may lead to the first ... affecting not only athletes and soldiers, but also ... to elders. , Under the partnership, officially ... five-year award from the DoD, the research team, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Healthpointe is proud to announce ... foot and ankle reconstruction surgeries to assist patients with ... Cortés specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports ... is also trained to perform advanced Foot and Ankle ... Cortés is also fluent in Spanish. , Reconstructive surgical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fat Burning Kitchen: Review Exposes Mike Geary’s 24-Hour Diet Transformation for Helping the Body Burn Fat Through a Natural Diet 2Health News:Fat Burning Kitchen: Review Exposes Mike Geary’s 24-Hour Diet Transformation for Helping the Body Burn Fat Through a Natural Diet 3Health News:Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester Honors Outstanding Individuals at Annual ‘In Celebration’ Gala 2Health News:Florida Dentist Battles Gum Disease With Latest Techniques 2Health News:Florida Dentist Battles Gum Disease With Latest Techniques 3Health News:US aims for traumatic brain injury clinical trial success 2Health News:US aims for traumatic brain injury clinical trial success 3Health News:US aims for traumatic brain injury clinical trial success 4Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist Now Performing Advanced Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Surgeries 2Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist Now Performing Advanced Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Surgeries 3
... by,depression usually experience their dark moods in an on-again, ... only in,that the oscillations follow a seasonal schedule, with ... the spring. Lack of light,is often blamed for SAD, ... is still in question, reports the January 2008 issue ...
... Marks a New Era for Casino Patrons and Employees, ... Jan. 1, 2008, employees,and visitors at Colorado casinos will ... will be completely smoke-free to comply with the,Colorado Clean ... will,protect casino employees and guests from exposure to secondhand ...
... pain are the leading causes of soldier attrition in modern ... when these soldiers are treated outside the theaters of operation. ... officers are treated and managed for pain in the field ... a new study from a Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist. , The ...
... reduces threat, even without diet changes, study finds , , MONDAY, ... days of the week is enough to undo metabolic syndrome, ... and stroke, a new study suggests. , "What we found ... effective in improving metabolic syndrome risk," said study author Johanna ...
... Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, this ... veterans blinded by war and for research to restore their ... gives the Man of Vision Award to an individual who ... of the challenges of vision loss. Among previous awardees have ...
... PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17 In an effort ... environmental stewards, Bayer,Corporation and the United Nations ... today announced a new World Environment Day,partnership ... Pittsburgh area schools., The International Children,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lack of Light and Seasonal Depression - What's the Link? From the Harvard Health Letter 2Health News:Colorado Casinos Clear the Air and Become Smoke-Free in 2008 2Health News:Colorado Casinos Clear the Air and Become Smoke-Free in 2008 3Health News:Pain treatment in the field: Good for soldiers' comfort and better for rebuilding troop strength 2Health News:Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome 2Health News:Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome 3Health News:Champion of blinded soldiers, Congressman Murtha, is Man of Vision 2Health News:New Bayer, United Nations Partnership Brings International Environment and Art Competition to Pittsburgh-Area Elementary and Middle Schools 2Health News:New Bayer, United Nations Partnership Brings International Environment and Art Competition to Pittsburgh-Area Elementary and Middle Schools 3Health News:New Bayer, United Nations Partnership Brings International Environment and Art Competition to Pittsburgh-Area Elementary and Middle Schools 4
(Date:9/30/2014)... According to the ... Product [Enzymes (Glycosyltransferase, Neuraminidase, Glycosidase), Instruments (HPLC, ... (Immunology, Oncology) & by End User - ... provides a detailed overview of the major ... and strategies impacting the global glycomics enzymes, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014   Easy Breathe , the fastest ... announced that it now offers the revolutionary AirSense ... the first sleep apnea therapy devices with internal cellular ... to track and share real-time data on each user,s ... CPAP therapy.  In addition, the internal modem allows the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 30, 2014 ... stage. Growing ageing population and rise in the incidence ... of chronic wounds and in affordability of better quality ... Chinese wound care market. Universal coverage of public health ... products would further stimulate demand. Based on the findings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 2Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 3Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 4Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 2Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 3Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 4China Wound Care Market 2China Wound Care Market 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: