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Controversial Down's Syndrome Test Launches in Switzerland
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:32:35 - Pacific Time
Switzerland has given the green light for a new prenatal test for Down's syndrome amid controversy over whether this will lead to more abortions, a Swiss newspaper reported Sunday. Testing will be available in the country from mid-August following a decision by Swissmedic, the national agency for therapeutic products, the Neue Zuercher Zeitung am Sonntag reported.

The test, developed by life sciences company LifeCodexx, involves screening pregnant women's blood samples for the presence of foetal Down's syndrome, which is also known as trisomy 21. The German-based firm described the procedure, marketed as PrenaTest, as a "risk-free alternative to common invasive examination methods such as amniocentesis".

Demand is high in Switzerland from doctors and expectant mothers, the company said. The test will also be marketed in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, according to the German-based firm's website. The Swiss national health insurer Santesuisse and the Swiss gynaecological society are happy for the cost of the test to be reimbursed as part of standard medical cover if it proves successful, the NZZ report said.

But the international federation of Down's syndrome organisations has objected to such testing at the European Court of Human Rights. The federation, grouping 30 associations in 16 countries, said in June that the Strasbourg court should "recognise the human condition and protect the right to life of people with Down's syndrome and those handicapped".

Down's syndrome is caused by having an extra copy of chromosome 21 and the risk increases as a woman gets older. Invasive procedures currently used for prenatal diagnosis -- in the 16th week of pregnancy -- pose a one percent risk of foetal loss. The diagnosis is therefore only made available to high risk women, which fails to catch all cases. Read More...

Children Enforce Social Norms
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:11:31 - Pacific Time
Social norms act as the glue that helps to govern social institutions and hold humans societies together, but how do we acquire these norms in the first place? In a new article summarized in Science Daily and published in the August 2012 issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, researchers Marco Schmidt and Michael Tomasello of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology aim to get a better understanding of this important 'social glue' by reviewing research on children's enforcement of social norms.

"Social norms are crucial for understanding human social interactions, social arrangements, and human cooperation more generally. But we can only fully grasp the existence of social norms in humans if we look into the cradle," says Schmidt. Schmidt and Tomasello were specifically interested in understanding children's use of a type of norm called constitutive norms. Unlike other norms, constitutive norms can give rise to new social realities. Police, for example, are given their power through the 'consent of the governed,' which entitles them to do all sorts of things that we would never allow an average citizen to do.

Constitutive norms can be found in many places, but they are especially important in rule games like chess -- there are certain norms that make chess what it is. So, for example, if you move a pawn backward in a game of chess, you're not just violating a norm by failing to follow a particular convention, you're also not playing the game everyone agreed upon. You're simply not playing chess.

In recent years, Schmidt and Tomasello, along with Hannes Rakoczy of the University of Göttingen, have conducted several studies with the aim of examining how children use constitutive norms and identifying the point at which they stop thinking of game rules as dictates handed down by powerful authorities and begin thinking of them as something like a mutual social agreement.

In one study, 2- and 3-year-old children watched a puppet, who announced that she would now 'dax.' The puppet proceeded to perform an action that was different from what the children had seen an adult refer to as 'daxing' earlier. Many of the children objected to this rule violation and the 3-year-olds specifically made norm-based objections, such as "It doesn't work like that. You have to do it like this."

In another study, Schmidt, Rakoczy, and Tomasello found that children only enforce game norms on members of their own cultural in-group -- for example, people who speak the same language. These results suggest that children understand that 'our group' falls within the scope of the norm and can be expected to respect it. And research also shows that children don't need explicit teaching from adults to see an action as following a social norm; they only need to see that adults expect things to work a certain way. Together, these studies suggest that children not only understand social norms at an early age, they're able to apply the norms in appropriate contexts and to the appropriate social group. "Every parent recognizes this kind of behavior -- young children insisting that people follow the rules -- but what is surprising is how sophisticated children are in calibrating their behavior to fit the circumstances," says Tomasello. Schmidt and Tomasello hypothesize that children enforce social norms as a way of identifying with their community's way of doing things. Enforcing social norms, then, is an integral part of becoming a member of a cultural group. Read More...

Ending the Homework Battle
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 07:06:05 - Pacific Time
As the shiny new school supplies beckon, the fresh start to the school year could be the inspiration for parents to shift their strategies when it comes to the nightly homework battle. "The battle is different for every family," said Drew Edwards, adjunct associate professor of psychology at Wake Forest University. "Some children resist starting their homework, some have a hard time finishing and others do their homework -- but don't turn it in."

According to the summary published on Science Daily, Edwards, who is the author of "How to Handle a Hard-to-Handle Kid," suggests parents work with their children to develop a good system for bringing the assignments home. That could be a planner or notebook children use to write homework assignments down daily, or an assignment sheet you send with them to school. "It's important to get in the habit of writing it down and bringing it home," Edwards says. "That will help students get in the habit of bringing home the correct textbook or other materials needed to finish their homework." Here are some other tips Edwards offers:


Sometimes your child will tell you they don't have any homework. And sometimes that's true. "It's important to keep your routine going to create good homework habits in your child," Edwards said. "Set aside 45 minutes to an hour and create your own assignment that reflects what your child is learning. That could be reading, practicing other math problems or looking up current events." According to Edwards, making sure children know they are going to be doing learning activities every Monday-Thursday could help break the cycle of children who don't bring the assignments home.

While you are working on your new strategies, Edwards suggests retiring constant nagging and doing the work for the child -- the two biggest mistakes parents make. "School is important," Edwards said, "but so is the relationship you have with your child. Don't let homework become an issue that harms that relationship." Read More...

Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise As Treatment For Down Syndrome
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:24:32 - Pacific Time
Dr. Alberto Costa, a researcher and an associate professor at the University of Colorado, who has a daughter with Down syndrome and who was then conducting a study to see whether a particular drug, memantine, can improve the intellectual abilities of adults with the syndrome. Results of the study are being published in the August issue of the journal Translational Psychiatry.

Dr. Costa previously published a study in mice with the equivalent of Down syndrome, showing that the Alzheimer’s drug memantine almost immediately normalized their ability to learn and remember. The new study, involving 40 young adults with Down syndrome, was far less definitive. Both before and after taking either memantine or a placebo for 16 weeks, the participants underwent a battery of tests of their intellectual abilities. The New York Times asked Hurley, who wrote about whether you can make yourself smarter through memory training in our Health issue, to characterize the results of Costa’s study. He writes:

First the bad news: of the 14 cognitive measures tested before and after treatment, those taking memantine only did significantly better than those taking a placebo on a single test. And it was not one of the two “primary” measures designated by Costa before the study began.

The good news, however, is that this is the first time any drug study of Down syndrome showed a statistically significant benefit on any measure of cognition. Moreover, the trends, although falling short of statistical significance, favored memantine over placebo on 13 of the 14 measures.

"This is the first study demonstrating a pharmacological effect on cognition in Down syndrome patients, and it was performed using an F.D.A.-approved drug with very few clinically relevant complications," said Tarik Haydar, Ph.D., a Down syndrome researcher at Boston University. "At the very least, this study should provide a sound justification for further, broader testing of memantine." Because the study was so small and the results so modest, Haydar and others emphasized that it would be unwise for people with Down syndrome, their families or physicians to consider taking memantine before much more research is done.

"We still do not know if we have something that will actually work," said Alcino J. Silva, professor of neurobiology, psychiatry and psychology at the University of California in Los Angeles. Even so, Silva added: "In my mind, the big story here is that for the first time we have a logical path that can take us from a mental health problem like Down syndrome into the development of targeted treatments. This is indeed a big deal." Read More...

Researchers Find Autism Biomarkers
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:31:35 - Pacific Time
University of Kansas researchers have found larger resting pupil size and lower levels of a salivary enzyme associated with the neurotransmitter norepinephrine in children with autism spectrum disorder. However, according to the article in Science Daily, even though the levels of the enzyme, salivary alpha-amylase (sAA), were lower than those of typically-developing children in samples taken in the afternoon in the lab, samples taken at home throughout the day showed that sAA levels were higher in general across the day and much less variable for children with ASD. "What this says is that the autonomic system of children with ASD is always on the same level," Christa Anderson, assistant research professor, said. "They are in overdrive."

The sAA levels of typically-developing children gradually rise and fall over the day, said Anderson, who co-directed the study with John Colombo, professor of psychology. Norepinephrine (NE) has been found in the blood plasma levels of individuals with ASD but some researchers have questioned whether these levels were just related to the stress from blood draws.

The KU study addressed this by collecting salivary measures by simply placing a highly absorbent sponge swab under the child's tongue and confirmed that this method of collection did not stress the children by assessing their stress levels through cortisol, another hormone.

Collecting sAA levels has the potential for physicians to screen children for ASD much earlier, noninvasively and relatively inexpensively, said Anderson.

But Anderson and Colombo also see pupil size and sAA levels as biomarkers that could be the physiological signatures of a possible dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system. "Many theories of autism propose that the disorder is due to deficits in higher-order brain areas," said Colombo. "Our findings, however, suggest that the core deficits may lie in areas of the brain typically associated with more fundamental, vital functions."

The study, published online in the May 29, 2012 Developmental Psychobiology compared children between the ages of 20 and 72 months of age diagnosed with ASD to a group of typically developing children and a third group of children with Down Syndrome. Both findings address the Centers for Disease Control's urgent public health priority goals for ASD: to find biological indicators that can both help screen children earlier and lead to better understanding of how the nervous system develops and functions in the disorder. Read More...

A Slow Death for No Child Left Behind
Sun, 8 Jul 2012 08:52:44 - Pacific Time
The Department of Education announced Friday that two more states - Washington and Wisconsin - have been granted waivers from the No Child Left Behind education law. That brings the total number of states that have been granted waivers from the program to 26, which means more than half of states have now been freed from having to meet the law's requirements according to a story on CBS News. Ten other states and the District of Columbia have also requested waivers; their applications are currently under review. Just 14 states have not sought waivers from the law, and they are eligible to do so in the future.

In a press release announcing the latest waivers, the Department of Education made clear the Obama administration's dim view of the law. The Department said that NCLB's "rigid, top-down prescriptions for reform, while well-intentioned, proved burdensome for many states."

No Child Left Behind, which was signed into law in 2002 by President George W. Bush, was designed to provide greater accountability in schools when it comes to student achievement. Its most controversial provision was requirements for annual testing of elementary, middle, and high school students in reading, math and science. States were required to make every student "proficient" in reading and math by the 2013-2014 school year. The law also mandated that schools get annual "report cards" of their progress.

Critics said the law led to a misguided focus on "teaching to the test" and deemed the requirement that all students be proficient by the 2013-2014 school year unrealistic. The also noted that nearly half of schools in the country were being branded as failures under the law for not meeting targets for achievement on standardized tests.

In exchange for the waivers, states must put in place new plans to prepare students for college and their careers and focus on progress for low-income students, among other requirements.

President Obama announced last September that Washington would begin granting the waivers, the first of which were granted in February. The Obama administration has portrayed its decision to grant the waivers as a reaction to a lack of action by Congress, which has failed to reauthorize the law despite its coming up for reauthorization in 2007. While Democrats and Republicans largely agree the law needs to be changed, they differ on how to do so. Republicans have criticized the administration for using the waivers to push its education agenda. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the administration's action was a necessary stopgap measure until the law is reauthorized.

"It is a remarkable milestone that in only five months, more than half of the states in the country have adopted state-developed, next-generation education reforms to improve student learning and classroom instruction, while ensuring that resources are targeted to the students that need them most," he said. "A strong, bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act remains the best path forward in education reform, but as 26 states have now demonstrated, our kids can't wait any longer for Congress to act." Read More...

Autism Drug Clinical Trial Shows Promise
Sun, 8 Jul 2012 08:45:15 - Pacific Time
16-year-old Rebecca Singer has become the first patient in a clinical trial testing a drug that researchers hope could pull her out of her reality and eventually lead to a ground breaking autism treatment according to a report on NECN. In the study led by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and assisted by a research team from Rutgers University, the Tenafly girl is taking a growth factor hormone that was shown to reverse in mice some of the deficits associated with autism.

Researchers aren't expecting a cure but are hopeful for a "disease modifying" outcome, said Dr. Alex Kolevzon, one of the physicians working on the study and the pediatrics clinical director at the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai. "We know that humans don't always respond the way mice do, but there's the potential for significant benefit," Kolevzon told (http://bit.ly/N5Sda0) The Record of Woodland Park.

Such words are remarkable to parents of children with autism. "I'm trying not to get my hopes up that this could be the miracle we've been waiting for," Rebecca's father, Jon Singer said. "But there is the possibility that it could be and even if this hormone only helps in a small way, it's a start." Autism rates are rising at a startling pace. One in 88 children nationwide now has the disorder. New Jersey's rates are even higher - one in every 49 children, including one in every 29 boys - according to a report released in March by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention.

Rebecca and two other children in the 7-month blind study are being injected twice a day for three months with growth factor IGF-1 or a placebo, separated by a four-week resting period. The insulin-like hormone is typically used for children not growing appropriately for their age. In a trial last year, IGF-1 was shown to reverse nerve cell communication damage in mice. People with autism seem to have the same type of deficits. All the trial participants have a mutated or missing gene on chromosome 22, which causes Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that causes severe disabilities and, often, autism. Chromosome 22 is involved in processes crucial for learning and memory; the loss of it can impede neuron communication. People with Phelan, estimated at fewer than 700 worldwide, typically have profound intellectual disabilities, chewing and swallowing problems, no formal language, and autism.

Two years ago, scientists discovered how to create autism-like conditions in mice, altering the chromosome to disrupt nerve cell communication. Less than a year later, researchers gave the affected rodents IGF-1. By Day Six of the two-week treatment, they had reversed the damage. "IGF-1 promotes synaptic growth in nerve cells," Kolevzon said. "You can't compare the time frame between mice and humans but if IGF-1 is successful, this may shed a broader light on autism." Read More...

Autism, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia Linked In New Study
Mon, 2 Jul 2012 17:55:07 - Pacific Time
Autism spectrum disorder appears more likely for children with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in their immediate family, suggesting common factors among the three, according to a researcher review published in MedPage Today. The autism risk was 2.9-fold higher with schizophrenia in parents and 2.6- to 12.1-fold elevated with schizophrenia in a sibling across various cohorts studied by Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues.

The links were similar but lesser in magnitude for bipolar disorder in a first-degree family member, the group reported online in the Archives of General Psychiatry.The findings suggest that schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism are different manifestations of the same root causes. The common factors could be shared DNA sequence variation, a common environmental risk factor the whole family is exposed to, or a gene-environment interaction, Sullivan and colleagues suggested. "Genetic effects may be more likely given substantial heritability estimates for autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder along with evidence for relatively lesser but significant environmental effects," they wrote. But that doesn't necessarily mean that all three should be lumped together into a single psychiatric classification just yet, the group pointed out.Rather, "it is tenable that these disorders are more similar phenotypically than currently appreciated, and it might prove interesting to reevaluate the degrees of demarcation between these three disorders," Sullivan's group wrote. Bipolar disorder has a well known etiologic and clinical overlap with schizophrenia. Autism used to be "regarded as childhood schizophrenia because the impaired social interactions and bizarre behavior found in autism spectrum disorder were reminiscent of symptoms of schizophrenia," the researchers noted.

While the two were separated diagnostically around 1980, they explained, "several lines of evidence suggest that this distinction is not absolute." The group examined histories of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in first-degree relatives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder in three cohorts. The link between autism spectrum disorder and family history of the other psychiatric disorders was consistently significant across the cohorts and categories studied. The likelihood of autism spectrum disorder was 2.9-fold elevated with a parental history of schizophrenia in both the Swedish national cohort (95% confidence interval 2.5 to 3.4) and the Stockholm County cohort (95% CI 2.0 to 4.1).

Schizophrenia in a sibling raised the risk 2.6-fold in the Swedish national cohort and 12.1-fold in the Israeli conscription cohort, though with a larger 95% confidence interval of 4.5 to 32.0 that overlapped with the confidence interval of 2.0 to 3.2 in the national cohort. "We speculate that the higher sibling odds ratio from Israel resulted from subjects with earlier onset schizophrenia, which has a higher sibling recurrence risk," Sullivan's group wrote. Read More...

Brain Scan Detects Signs of Autism
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:08:32 - Pacific Time
A new study reported in an article in Science Daily shows significant differences in brain development in high-risk infants who develop autism starting as early as age 6 months. The findings published in the American Journal of Psychiatry reveal that this abnormal brain development may be detected before the appearance of autism symptoms in an infant's first year of life. Autism is typically diagnosed around the age of 2 or 3.

The study offers new clues for early diagnosis, which is key, as research suggests that the symptoms of autism -- problems with communication, social interaction and behavior -- can improve with early intervention. "For the first time, we have an encouraging finding that enables the possibility of developing autism risk biomarkers prior to the appearance of symptoms, and in advance of our current ability to diagnose autism," says co-investigator Dr. Alan Evans at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -- the Neuro, McGill University, which is the Data Coordinating Centre for the study.

"Infancy is a time when the brain is being organized and connections are developing rapidly," says Dr. Evans. "Our international research team was able to detect differences in the wiring by six months of age in those children who went on to develop autism. The difference between high-risk infants that developed autism and those that did not was specifically in white matter tract development -- fibre pathways that connect brain regions." The study followed 92 infants from 6 months to age 2. All were considered at high-risk for autism, as they had older siblings with the developmental disorder. Each infant had a special type of MRI scan, known as diffusion tensor imaging, at 6 months and a behavioral assessment at 24 months. The majority also had additional scans at either or both 12 and 24 months.

At 24 months, 30% of infants in the study were diagnosed with autism. White matter tract development for 12 of the 15 tracts examined differed significantly between the infants that developed autism and those who did not. Researchers evaluated fractional anisotropy (FA), a measure of white matter organization based on the movement of water through tissue. Differences in FA values were greatest at 6 and 24 months. Early in the study, infants who developed autism showed elevated FA values along these tracts, which decreased over time, so that by 24 months autistic infants had lower FA values than infants without autism.

The study characterizes the dynamic age-related brain and behavior changes underlying autism -- vital for developing tools to aid autistic children and their families. This is the latest finding from the on-going Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS), which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and brings together the expertise of a network of researchers from institutes across North America. The IBIS study is headquartered at the University of North Carolina, and The Neuro is the Data Coordinating Centre where all IBIS data is centralized. Read More...

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