autism http://wkyufm.org en Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb http://wkyufm.org/post/brain-changes-suggest-autism-starts-womb The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for learning and memory, <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1307491?query=featured_home">researchers report</a> in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em>. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:56:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 45700 at http://wkyufm.org Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb Autism Study Grant Awarded to Kentucky Professor http://wkyufm.org/post/autism-study-grant-awarded-kentucky-professor <p>A University of Kentucky professor has been awarded an $800,000 grant for research into autism therapies. The Herald-Leader says the grant is to develop new display and image processing technologies that allow people with autism disorders to see a virtual image of themselves. The images show the person doing things they need to learn, such as social interactions or sitting still. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:32:40 +0000 Associated Press 19553 at http://wkyufm.org