Autism Spectrum Disorder: New Research in Early Diagnosis

 According to the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) (2016), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction. A diagnosis of ASD now includes several conditions that use to be diagnosed separately:  Autistic Disorder,…

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Zika Virus and Hearing Loss

  Born in 1764 as the fifth of eight children, young Johann was fascinated with bugs.  Growing up in the Town of Solingen, Germany on his grandparents farm outside of town, he collected flies and other bugs and mounted them in groups that seemed to be similar.  He was formally educated to some degree in…

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