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  1. Content type: Research

    Gaze processing deficits are a seminal, early, and enduring behavioral deficit in autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, a comprehensive characterization of the neural processes mediating abnormal gaze proce...

    Authors: Renée Lajiness-O’Neill, Annette E Richard, John E Moran, Amy Olszewski, Lesley Pawluk, Daniel Jacobson, Alfred Mansour, Kelly Vogt, Laszlo A Erdodi, Aimee M Moore and Susan M Bowyer

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:15

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    Individuals with autism are often reported to have difficulty with emotion processing. However, clinical and experimental data show that they are sensitive to familiarity; for example, they show normative atta...

    Authors: Heather J Nuske, Giacomo Vivanti and Cheryl Dissanayake

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:14

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  3. Content type: Meeting report

    Christianson syndrome (CS) is an X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder caused by deleterious mutations in SLC9A6. Affected families organized the inaugural Christianson Syndrome Association conference to advance C...

    Authors: David M Stein, Alan Gerber and Eric M Morrow

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:13

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    It is commonly reported that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit hyper-reactivity or hypo-reactivity to sensory stimuli. Electroencephalography (EEG) is commonly used to study neural sensory r...

    Authors: Justin Eldridge, Alison E Lane, Mikhail Belkin and Simon Dennis

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:12

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    Children with early symptomatic psychiatric disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have been found to have high rates of motor and/or perception di...

    Authors: Peik Gustafsson, Nóra Kerekes, Henrik Anckarsäter, Paul Lichtenstein, Christopher Gillberg and Maria Råstam

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:11

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  6. Content type: Research

    Research reporting prevalence rates of self-injurious and aggressive behaviour in people with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is limited. No studies have compared rates of these behaviours in TSC with those i...

    Authors: Kate E Eden, Petrus J de Vries, Jo Moss, Caroline Richards and Chris Oliver

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:10

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  7. Content type: Research

    The chromodomain helicase DNA binding domain (CHD) proteins modulate gene expression via their ability to remodel chromatin structure and influence histone acetylation. Recent studies have shown that CHD2 prot...

    Authors: Sébastien Chénier, Grace Yoon, Bob Argiropoulos, Julie Lauzon, Rachel Laframboise, Joo Wook Ahn, Caroline Mackie Ogilvie, Anath C Lionel, Christian R Marshall, Andrea K Vaags, Bita Hashemi, Karine Boisvert, Géraldine Mathonnet, Frédérique Tihy, Joyce So, Stephen W Scherer…

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:9

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  8. Content type: Research

    Individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) are reported to experience early onset of brain aging. However, it is not well understood how pre-existing neurodevelopmental effects versus neurodegenerative processes migh...

    Authors: Mary Ellen I Koran, Timothy J Hohman, Courtney M Edwards, Jennifer N Vega, Jennifer R Pryweller, Laura E Slosky, Genea Crockett, Lynette Villa de Rey, Shashwath A Meda, Nathan Dankner, Suzanne N Avery, Jennifer U Blackford, Elisabeth M Dykens and Tricia A Thornton-Wells

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:8

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  9. Content type: Research

    During the neurodevelopmental period, the brain is potentially more susceptible to environmental exposure to pollutants. The aim was to determine if neonatal exposure to permethrin (PERM) pesticide, at a low d...

    Authors: Cinzia Nasuti, Patrizia Fattoretti, Manuel Carloni, Donatella Fedeli, Massimo Ubaldi, Roberto Ciccocioppo and Rosita Gabbianelli

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:7

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  10. Content type: Research

    Autism and the fragile X syndrome (FXS) are related to each other genetically and symptomatically. A cardinal biological feature of both disorders is abnormalities of cerebral cortical brain volumes. We have p...

    Authors: Thomas H Wassink, Heather C Hazlett, Lea K Davis, Allan L Reiss and Joseph Piven

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS), fragile X syndrome (FXS), and Turner syndrome (TS) are complex and variable developmental syndromes caused by different genetic abnormalities; yet, they share ...

    Authors: Andrea I Quintero, Elliott A Beaton, Danielle J Harvey, Judith L Ross and Tony J Simon

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:5

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  12. Content type: Research

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) affects several areas of cognitive function including visual processing and attention. We investigated the neural mechanisms underlying the visual deficits of children and adoles...

    Authors: Maria J Ribeiro, Otília C d’Almeida, Fabiana Ramos, Jorge Saraiva, Eduardo D Silva and Miguel Castelo-Branco

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:4

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  13. Content type: Research

    22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a common neurogenetic syndrome associated with high rates of psychosis. The aims of the present study were to identify the unique temperament traits that characterize c...

    Authors: Yael Schonherz, Maayan Davidov, Ariel Knafo, Hadas Zilkha, Gal Shoval, Gil Zalsman, Amos Frisch, Abraham Weizman and Doron Gothelf

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:3

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  14. Content type: Research

    Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) loci have been implicated in several neurodevelopmental disorders in which language is affected. However, to date, no studies have investigated the possible involvement of HLA loc...

    Authors: Ron Nudel, Nuala H Simpson, Gillian Baird, Anne O’Hare, Gina Conti-Ramsden, Patrick F Bolton, Elizabeth R Hennessy, Anthony P Monaco, Julian C Knight, Bruce Winney, Simon E Fisher and Dianne F Newbury

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2014 6:1

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  15. Content type: Research

    Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex neurogenetic disorder with symptoms that indicate not only hypothalamic, but also a global, central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. However, little is known about dev...

    Authors: Akvile Lukoshe, Tonya White, Marcus N Schmidt, Aad van der Lugt and Anita C Hokken-Koelega

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:31

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  16. Content type: Research

    Efforts to uncover the risk genotypes associated with the familial nature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have had limited success. The study of extended pedigrees, incorporating additional ASD-related pheno...

    Authors: Joseph Piven, Veronica J Vieland, Morgan Parlier, Ann Thompson, Irene O’Conner, Mark Woodbury-Smith, Yungui Huang, Kimberly A Walters, Bridget Fernandez and Peter Szatmari

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:30

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  17. Content type: Research

    Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a rare, severe, persistent pediatric motor speech disorder with associated deficits in sensorimotor, cognitive, language, learning and affective processes. Among other neur...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Worthey, Gordana Raca, Jennifer J Laffin, Brandon M Wilk, Jeremy M Harris, Kathy J Jakielski, David P Dimmock, Edythe A Strand and Lawrence D Shriberg

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:29

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  18. Content type: Review

    Eye tracking has the potential to characterize autism at a unique intermediate level, with links ‘down’ to underlying neurocognitive networks, as well as ‘up’ to everyday function and dysfunction. Because it i...

    Authors: Terje Falck-Ytter, Sven Bölte and Gustaf Gredebäck

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:28

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  19. Content type: Research

    Originally described as a disorder of childhood, evidence now demonstrates the lifelong nature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Despite the increase of the population over age 65, older adults with ASD remai...

    Authors: Dmitry Kats, Leslie Payne, Morgan Parlier and Joseph Piven

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:27

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  20. Content type: Research

    Broad autism phenotype (BAP) is a milder expression of the social and communication impairments seen in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). While prior studies characterized the BAP in unaffected family members o...

    Authors: Christina R Maxwell, Julia Parish-Morris, Olivia Hsin, Jennifer C Bush and Robert T Schultz

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:25

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  21. Content type: Review

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of complex and heterogeneous developmental disorders involving multiple neural system dysfunctions. In an effort to understand neurophysiological substrates, identif...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Jamie Barstein, Lauren E Ethridge, Matthew W Mosconi, Yukari Takarae and John A Sweeney

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:24

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  22. Content type: Research

    Fragile X syndrome is caused by the loss of FMRP expression due to methylation of the FMR1 promoter. Treatment of fragile X syndrome patients’ lymphoblastoid cells with 5-azadeoxycytidine results in demethylation...

    Authors: Cornelia Brendel, Benjamin Mielke, Merle Hillebrand, Jutta Gärtner and Peter Huppke

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:23

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  23. Content type: Research

    Intracranial arachnoid cysts have been shown to yield cognitive impairment over a range of basic mental functions, and these functions normalize after surgical cyst decompression. We wanted to investigate whet...

    Authors: Priyanthi B Gjerde, Marit Schmid, Åsa Hammar and Knut Wester

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:21

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  24. Content type: Research

    The profile of cognitive and behavioral variation observed in individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common known cause of inherited intellectual impairment, suggests aberrant functioning of speci...

    Authors: Jennifer Lynn Bruno, Elizabeth Walter Shelly, Eve-Marie Quintin, Maryam Rostami, Sweta Patnaik, Daniel Spielman, Dirk Mayer, Meng Gu, Amy A Lightbody and Allan L Reiss

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:20

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  25. Content type: Research

    Down’s syndrome (DS) is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. People with DS are at an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared to the general population. Neuroimaging studies of...

    Authors: Diane Mullins, Eileen Daly, Andrew Simmons, Felix Beacher, Catherine ML Foy, Simon Lovestone, Brian Hallahan, Kieran C Murphy and Declan G Murphy

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:19

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  26. Content type: Research

    Maladaptive behavior has been reported as a phenotypical feature in Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS). It severely limits social adaptation and the quality of life of children and adults with the syndrome. Different...

    Authors: Joseba Jauregi, Virginie Laurier, Pierre Copet, Maithé Tauber and Denise Thuilleaux

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:18

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  27. Content type: Research

    Adverse intrauterine circumstances can result in abnormal brain development, and can contribute to many neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and cognitive and behavioral deficits. These neurological p...

    Authors: Keumyoung So, Yoonyoung Chung, Hyunyoung Lee, Eunyoung Kim and Yonghyun Jeon

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:17

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  28. Content type: Research

    The dimensional approach to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) considers ASD as the extreme of a dimension traversing through the entire population. We explored the potential utility of electroencephalography (EEG...

    Authors: Pablo Barttfeld, Lucía Amoruso, Joaquín Ais, Sebastián Cukier, Luz Bavassi, Ailin Tomio, Facundo Manes, Agustín Ibanez and Mariano Sigman

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:16

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  29. Content type: Research

    Several proteins involved in epigenetic regulation cause syndromic neurodevelopmental disorders when human genes are mutated. More general involvement of epigenetic mechanisms in neurodevelopmental phenotypes ...

    Authors: Kimberly A Aldinger, Jasmine T Plummer and Pat Levitt

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:15

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  30. Content type: Review

    Working memory is a temporary storage system under attentional control. It is believed to play a central role in online processing of complex cognitive information and may also play a role in social cognition ...

    Authors: Evelien M Barendse, Marc PH Hendriks, Jacobus FA Jansen, Walter H Backes, Paul AM Hofman, Geert Thoonen, Roy PC Kessels and Albert P Aldenkamp

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:14

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  31. Content type: Research

    From a young age the typical development of social functioning relies upon the allocation of attention to socially relevant information, which in turn allows experience at processing such information and thus ...

    Authors: Deborah M Riby, Peter JB Hancock, Nicola Jones and Mary Hanley

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:13

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  32. Content type: Research

    Following from previous work suggesting that neurobehavioral features distinguish fragile X and idiopathic variants of autism, we investigated the relationships between four forms of repetitive behavior (stere...

    Authors: Jason J Wolff, Heather C Hazlett, Amy A Lightbody, Allan L Reiss and Joseph Piven

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:12

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  33. Content type: Research

    Features of the Broad Autism Phenotype (BAP) are disproportionately prevalent in parents of a child with autism, highlighting familial patterns indicative of heritability. It is unclear, however, whether the p...

    Authors: Noah J Sasson, Kristen SL Lam, Morgan Parlier, Julie L Daniels and Joseph Piven

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:11

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  34. Content type: Research

    Death receptor 6 (DR6) is highly expressed in the human brain: it has been shown to induce axon pruning and neuron death via distinct caspases and to mediate axonal degeneration through binding to N-terminal β...

    Authors: Anand Iyer, Jackelien van Scheppingen, Jasper Anink, Ivan Milenkovic, Gabor G Kovács and Eleonora Aronica

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:10

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  35. Content type: Research

    Minocycline is a tetracycline derivative that readily crosses the blood brain barrier and appears to have beneficial effects on neuroinflammation, microglial activation and neuroprotection in a variety of neur...

    Authors: Carlos A Pardo, Ashura Buckley, Audrey Thurm, Li-Ching Lee, Arun Azhagiri, David M Neville and Susan E Swedo

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:9

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  36. Content type: New method

    Hypermethylation of the fragile X mental retardation 1 gene FMR1 results in decreased expression of FMR1 protein FMRP, which is the underlying cause of Fragile X syndrome – an incurable neurological disorder char...

    Authors: Gabi Schutzius, Dorothee Bleckmann, Sandra Kapps-Fouthier, Francesco di Giorgio, Bernd Gerhartz and Andreas Weiss

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:8

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  37. Content type: Research

    Maternal alcohol consumption is known to adversely affect fetal neurodevelopment. While it is known that alcohol dose and timing play a role in the cognitive and behavioral changes associated with prenatal alc...

    Authors: Morgan L Kleiber, Katarzyna Mantha, Randa L Stringer and Shiva M Singh

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:6

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  38. Content type: Review

    Neurodevelopmental disorders are classified as diseases that cause abnormal functions of the brain or central nervous system. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders show impaired language and speech abilit...

    Authors: Junlin Li, Guifang Zhao and Xiaocai Gao

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:4

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  39. Content type: Research

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a monogenic disorder associated with cognitive impairments. In order to understand how mutations in the NF1 gene impact brain structure it is essential to characterize in detail ...

    Authors: Inês R Violante, Maria J Ribeiro, Eduardo D Silva and Miguel Castelo-Branco

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:3

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  40. Content type: Research

    An important developmental task is to learn to recognize another person as a source of information and to utilize this information as a method of learning about the surrounding world. This socially guided form...

    Authors: Angela John Thurman and Carolyn B Mervis

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:2

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  41. Content type: Research

    Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and non-idiopathic autism. Individuals with FXS present with a behavioral phenotype of specific and selective deficits in ...

    Authors: Emily R Owen, Heidi A Baumgartner and Susan M Rivera

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2013 5:1

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  42. Content type: Review

    Children with specific language impairment (SLI) are thought to have an inherited form of language impairment that spares other developmental domains. SLI shows strong heritability and recent linkage and assoc...

    Authors: Mabel L Rice

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2012 4:27

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  43. Content type: Research

    A previous study reported enhanced psychomotor speed, and subtle but significant cognitive impairments, modulated by age and by mutations in the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene in adult female fragi...

    Authors: Ling M Wong, Naomi J Goodrich-Hunsaker, Yingratana McLennan, Flora Tassone, Danielle Harvey, Susan M Rivera and Tony J Simon

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2012 4:26

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  44. Content type: Research

    Increased prenatal testosterone exposure has been hypothesized as a mechanism underlying autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, no studies have prospectively measured prenatal testosterone exposure and ASD....

    Authors: Andrew JO Whitehouse, Eugen Mattes, Murray T Maybery, Cheryl Dissanayake, Michael Sawyer, Rachel M Jones, Craig E Pennell, Jeffrey A Keelan and Martha Hickey

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2012 4:25

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