The promise and the pitfalls of autism research: An introductory note for new autism researchers.
Summary of "The promise and the pitfalls of autism research: An introductory note for new autism researchers."
The last decade has seen an enormous growth in the quantity of research directed at understanding the biological underpinnings of autism spectrum disorders. This increase has been spurred on, in part, by research funding provided through private, parent advocacy groups. While increased funding and entry into autism research by scientists from many disciplines has facilitated the speed of discoveries germane to establishing the etiologies of autism, there remain a number of roadblocks to understanding autism sufficiently well to foster new treatments. This short article provides a brief overview of some of the achievements and some of the difficulties in conducting autism research.
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Name: Brain research
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21129367
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2010.11.077
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A childhood disorder predominately affecting boys and similar to autism (AUTISTIC DISORDER). It is characterized by severe, sustained, clinically significant impairment of social interaction, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior. In contrast to autism, there are no clinically significant delays in language or cognitive development. (From DSM-IV)
Community-based Participatory Research
Collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives.
Introductory Journal Article
Prefactory summary to a special issue or section of a journal devoted to a specific topic. This introductory text can be of varying length and substance.
National Institute Of Dental And Craniofacial Research (u.s.)
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It seeks to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information by conducting and supporting basic and clinical research. It was established in 1948 as the National Institute of Dental Research and re-named in 1998 as the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Research Support, N.i.h., Extramural
A designation for publications of research resulting from extramural research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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