Emma’s Story

In the words of her mother, Melissa: This story is about my now 4 year old daughter Emma.  When she was about a year we had been noticing things didn’t come so easy for her.  She wasn’t as far developmentally as she should have been.  So we started at home therapy twice a week. Developmental […]

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Article on Proposed Changes to the Definition of Autism

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/health/research/new-autism-definition-would-exclude-many-study-suggests.html?pagewanted=all

February 6, 2012 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Hacking Autism – An initiative to develop high-tech tablets and applications for communication

http://www.hackingautism.org/

February 6, 2012 · PTENLife · No Comments
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A Mutant Form of PTEN Linked to Autism

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20718038

November 11, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Rat Study Ties Antidepressants to Autism Like Brain Abnormalities

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/10/26/rat-study-ties-antidepressants-to-autism-like-brain-abnormalities/30761.html

November 11, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Autism Linked to Unusual Shape in Lungs

http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/news/20111025/autism-linked-to-unusual-airway-shapes

November 11, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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NY Becomes 29th State to Adopt Autism Insurance Reform – From the Autism Speaks Blog

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AutismSpeaksBlog/~3/MDKRy9FW-zo/

November 11, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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California Autism Twin Study Suggests Prenatal Risk Factors

http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/womb-environment

July 19, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Curemark Completes Enrollment of Phase III Autism Trial

http://www.curemark.com/news/2011/03/21/curemark-completes-enrollment-of-phase-iii-autism-trials/ http://www.curemark.com/disease-targets/autism/

May 8, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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The Power of a Teacher

Tommy and his swim coach: http://www.ryerecord.com/Rye%20Record%20Website%2005.06.11/Big%20Strokes.htm

May 8, 2011 · PTENLife · 3 Comments
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Simple Quiz Speeds Diagnosis of Autism in Infants

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703367004576289360947431574.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · 2 Comments
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MIT Research: Multiple Genes Implicated in Autism in Mice

Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at how mutations in PTEN and serotonin transporter genes together produce greater autism symptoms in mice. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/autism-gene-0209.html

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Seaside Therapeutics is creating a new Autism drug treatment

Seaside Therapeutics Reports Positive Data from Phase 2 Study of STX209 in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Study to Advance. http://www.seasidetherapeutics.com/sites/default/files/news_media-release_2010-09-09.pdf And reports advances in the treatment of Fragile X Syndrome. http://www.seasidetherapeutics.com/sites/default/files/Seaside_ACS_release_5_18_2011.pdf They have a pipeline summary of the drugs they are investigating for treatment of Autism and Fragile X. http://www.seasidetherapeutics.com/pipeline-overview

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Should Autistic Children be tested for the PTEN Mutation

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2991138/should_autistic_children_be_tested_pg2.html?cat=25

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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The Dr Oz Show addresses the controversial topic of what causes autism

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/what-causes-autism-pt-1?hs317=billboard_5

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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The Genetics of PTEN Mutations, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Cancer Screening Protocols

Information including, what is a PTEN mutation, what are the clinical symptoms, how is it diagnosed, how is it inherited, reproductive options for people with the mutation wishing not to pass it on, and cancer screening protocols. http://www.chop.edu/service/hereditary-cancer-predisposition-program/genetic-syndromes-with-cancer-risks/pten-hamartoma-tumor-syndrome.html

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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The Relationship between PTEN Mutation and Autism

With regard to the link between autism and PTEN mutation, I will do my best to explain my understanding. Current research indicates that about 20% of people with PTEN mutation have developmental delays and are on the autism spectrum, in varying degrees. Autism is a description of symptoms: communication delays, impaired social interaction and/or restricted and […]

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Orrie’s Story

In the words of his mother, Angela: “My son, Orrie, is 4 years old. He was born in October of 2006 by C-section due to failure to progress. Good thing… because when we finally met Orrie, he was amazingly beautiful, with a head that was OFF the charts. Orrie was about 8 1/2 lbs and […]

April 30, 2011 · PTENLife · 10 Comments
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Developmental Story

Like the medical issues, we did not appreciate the full extent of Tommy’s developmental issues right away. They started slowly and subtly, and revealed themselves progressively. He took much longer than we remembered with our other children to hold his head up by himself, but it was big. He was late in all his milestones […]

April 30, 2011 · PTENLife · 4 Comments
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About Tommy

About Tommy ********************************************************************************* NEW CANCER SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH PTEN MUTATION PUBLISHED 1/12 (SEE TABLE 4) BY THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH ********************************************************************************* Tommy Dabinett  is a sweet and happy 13-year old boy with a full head of black hair and big blue eyes.  When he was born in 2004 we were so happy to be […]

April 30, 2011 · PTENLife · 36 Comments
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