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Clara Lajonchere

Unraveling Autism’s Gluten Mystery

Findings add to evidence that gluten-free diets may help ease GI problems in some individuals affected by autism
June 21, 2013

New research adds to the evidence of a potential link between autism and sensitivities to gluten, a protein found in certain grains such as wheat. The researchers found that elevated antibodies to gluten were more common among children with autism than in others. In addition, the elevated antibody levels corresponded to GI symptoms such as pain and constipation.

Minority Children with Autism Less Likely to Receive Specialty Care

Researchers find ethnic disparities in services for autism-related medical issues; Autism Speaks working to close the gap
June 17, 2013

 

In today’s issue of Pediatrics, researchers report stark racial differences in the likelihood that children with autism receive specialty care for related medical conditions. Autism is commonly associated with a range of health conditions such as GI disorders, sleep disturbance and epilepsy.

Autism Speaks Announces the Release of New Genetic Data for Researchers

Data from 383 New AGRE Families will help to Accelerate Autism Research

Autism Speaks is proud to announce the release of biological and clinical data from 383 new families participating in Autism Speaks Aut

November 08, 2012

New York, N.Y. (November 8, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is proud to announce the release of biological and clinical data from 383 new families participating in Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) to researchers. AGRE is a resource for scientists that is comprised of clinical and biological data from families who have two or more children on the autism spectrum.

Autism Speaks Selects Prometheus Research to Develop Integrated Data Management System

Autism Speaks announced a partnership with its Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) program and Prometheus Research to build a data

May 10, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (May 10, 2012) – Autism Speaks today announced a partnership with its Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) program and Prometheus Research to build a data management system that will support the integration and centralization of several of Autism Speaks leading data and biospecimen repositories. This expansion will provide the research community with access to extensive clinical data, tissue, and biospecimens from over 15,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their relatives from around the world.