autism http://wrvo.org en Syracuse University Professor to research children with autism http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-professor-research-children-autism <p></p><p>A Syracuse University professor is beginning a study of the sensory issues many children with autism face.&nbsp; More than 70 percent of autistic children have sensory issues, like extreme sensitivity to sound or light.&nbsp;</p><p>Natalie Russo, of Syracuse University’s psychology department, says there isn’t much research on the issue and she’s hoping a study funded with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will find out how these issues fit in with a disorder that affects 1 out of every 88 children.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:10:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51586 at http://wrvo.org Wearable sensors could unlock secrets to epilepsy, stress and autism http://wrvo.org/post/wearable-sensors-could-unlock-secrets-epilepsy-stress-and-autism <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>It’s exactly what it sounds like. "Wearable technology" involves sensors that are worn in something like a bracelet that gather information and sends the data to a computer via Bluetooth. This technology is now being developed for use across a range of health-related applications. New research suggests that it could be used to help prevent seizures in people living with epilepsy. Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:41:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35822 at http://wrvo.org Wearable sensors could unlock secrets to epilepsy, stress and autism Psychologist says more focus needs to be on access to guns http://wrvo.org/post/psychologist-says-more-focus-needs-be-access-guns <p>The effects of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. in December that killed 26 children and staff, lingers in the psychological community. It's one reason Syracuse University's psychology department is hosting a panel discussion Monday night focusing on different aspects of the psychology of school violence. One presenter is worried how this tragedy could end up further stigmatizing mental illness. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:02:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33194 at http://wrvo.org Clarkson team hopes autism research could lead to earlier diagnosis http://wrvo.org/post/clarkson-team-hopes-autism-research-could-lead-earlier-diagnosis <p>About one in 88 children in America are thought to have some form of autism. Usually, the illness that affects communication and social abilities is diagnosed when autistic children show slower language development than other kids. But a team at Clarkson University in Potsdam is hoping their research into the disease might make earlier diagnosis and intervention possible.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:03:07 +0000 Joanna Richards 31988 at http://wrvo.org Clarkson team hopes autism research could lead to earlier diagnosis