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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Stem Cell Research in Hearing – Auditory Neuropathy – Part II

As presented last week at Hearing International, the politics of stem cell research is volatile in the United States. Thus, most of the research is being conducted in countries where this is less political. Ever since human embryonic stem cells were first cultivated by Dr. James Thompson at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1998, they…

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