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New Clinical Trial To Examine Medication To Treat Social Withdrawal In Fragile X And Autism

Children and adults with social withdrawal due to Fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and the most common known single gene cause of autism, may benefit from an experimental drug under study by pediatric neurologists at Rush Children’s Hospital at Rush University Medical Center. Rush is the only site in […]

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New Clinical Trial To Investigate Medication For Autism Spectrum Disorders

An experimental drug to treat social withdrawal in children and young adults with autism is being studied in a clinical trial at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Juvenile Research. Children with autism – or autism spectrum disorders – often have difficulty communicating and interacting with others. Although behavioral and psychological interventions are […]

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Want To Quit Smoking? Study Seeks Adult Smokers Nationwide For Free, Online Smoking-Cessation Study

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced today that it is relaunching an online study to help people quit smoking. The study, called WebQuit, is enrolling adult smokers nationwide. Participation is free to eligible individuals. The goal of WebQuit, which began a year ago, is to improve the effectiveness of online smoking-cessation programs. Study director Jonathan […]

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Researchers Seek Patients With Bipolar Disorder For Randomized Trial Of Two Popular Medications

Patients with bipolar disorder may be eligible for a new clinical research study comparing two medications – quetiapine (Seroquel), a widely prescribed second-generation antipsychotic mood-stabilizing medication, and lithium, the gold-standard mood stabilizer. The research is funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ).

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International Society For Neurofeedback And Research (ISNR) 2011 Annual Conference

The International Society For Neurofeedback And Research (ISNR) will hold its 2011 annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. ISNR conferences are the premier international meetings for healthcare professionals, students, teachers, and researchers who are interested in psychophysiology, particularly peripheral biofeedback, neurofeedback, and quantitative EEG (QEEG).

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