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  1. Leadership - Toxic Boss Syndrome ( - Reh)
      Describes the "toxic boss syndrome" and suggests solutions. 7-02

  2. Asperger's Syndrome and the Mirror-Neuron System (American Psychological Association)
      "A new type of neuron--called a mirror neuron--could help explain how we learn through mimicry and why we empathize with others." 12-05.

  3. Asperger's Syndrome and the Mirror-Neuron System (American Psychological Association)
      "New research suggests that a malfunctioning mirror-neuron system could be behind the social isolation of autism."

      "Imitation appears to be the primary function of mirror neurons. People without working mirror neurons would need to analyze a movement before attempting to copy it, while those with a working mirror system can do so automatically. In line with this theory, a decade of research has shown that people with autism tend to have difficulty imitating others, especially when those movements are complex, says Tager-Flusberg." 12-05.

  4. Metabolic Syndrome Tied to Diet Soda (New York Times)
      "Researchers have found a correlation between drinking diet soda and metabolic syndrome — the collection of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes that include abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and blood glucose levels, and elevated blood pressure."

      "But the one-third who ate the most fried food increased their risk by 25 percent compared with the one-third who ate the least, and surprisingly, the risk of developing metabolic syndrome was 34 percent higher among those who drank one can of diet soda a day compared with those who drank none." 02-08

  5. Study: Plastics Increase Risk for Metabolic Syndrome (Science Daily)
      "New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) implicates the primary chemical used to produce hard plastics—bisphenol A (BPA)—as a risk factor for metabolic syndrome and its consequences." 09-08

  6. -04-08-09 Oral Allergy Syndrome (CNN News)
      "Have you ever experienced itchiness or hives in your mouth area after eating raw fruit or vegetables? Do you also have seasonal allergies?"

      "If so, you may have oral allergy syndrome, whose symptoms occur because the proteins in some fruits and vegetables are similar to proteins in some pollens." 04-09

  7. Transgender and Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome (
      "In his paper 'Intersex and the Olympic Games,' Rob Ritchie, a urological surgeon at Oxford University, notes that in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta — the last Games in which all female athletes were subjected to gender testing — eight female athletes were found to be genetically male. Seven of them had androgen-insensitivity syndrome (AIS), a condition in which a genetic male is resistant to androgens, the male sex hormones that include testosterone." 11-09

  8. -12-17-12 Asperger's Syndrome Does Not Create Violence (CBS News)
      " 'There's no research to show that people with Asperger's are more prone to act violently,' Laugeson said. 'We do know that people with Asperger's have a lower threshold for handling frustrations, but there's no research connecting premeditated acts or plans of violence.' "

      "It's important to emphasize that their anger makes them more frustrated, but not more likely to commit crimes, Bell added."

      " 'There is essentially no research that has linked autism or Asperger's to violence,' he emphasized. 'People with autism or Asperger's are no more inclined to commit crimes of violence like what took place in Connecticut last week.' " Visitors sometimes misspell as Asberger, Asburger, Aspurger, Ashpurger, Aspurgher, Haspurger, Ashburger, Asburgher, or Hasburger. 9-01

  9. Editorial: Avoiding "Sagan Syndrome" (
      "But what happens if assume intelligent life is so rare, and the universe is so young, we only have a few examples within the Local Group? Or worst case the Virgo Supercluster? At this scale our Fermi Paradox problem goes away. We’re now talking billions of years, if it’s possible at all, to travel and expand between galaxies. Sagan’s solution of ETs needing more time to arrive can be made to work. What does all this mean? Well, nobody for millions of years will meet ETs face to face. But we can expect our billion year distant cyborg descendants to do so. There’s lots of time, trillions of years in fact, for this to happen."

      "I’d like to think Carl Sagan would prefer this approach, which recovers the Copernican Principle, to Tipler’s idea of defunding SETI. Our pale blue dot can be mundane at the scale of galactic clusters, while simultaneously being the crown jewel of the Milky Way. SETI has shown it’s unlikely there’s anyone else here in our galaxy to talk to, so perhaps it’s time for SETI to look outward. Much, much farther outward. The topic is called the Fermi Paradox. 06-14

  10. -02-08-16 Zika Virus and Buillian-Barre Syndrome (
      "In addition to the abnormally small heads and associated brain damage that characterizes microcephaly, experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently completed the initial stages of a trial looking at the connection between Zika and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). With GBS, the immune system goes array and starts attacking the body’s nerves, which leads to weakness that can snowball into temporary paralysis. Sometimes the disorder can disrupt breathing." Sometimes visitors misspell as sika.

  11. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Diagnostic Criteria (Clarren and Astley)
      Provides diagnostic criteria for FAS, problems in infants caused by mothers consuming alcohol during pregnancy.

  12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and NADH (
      Summarizes a study on the effects of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, reduced with high energy hydrogen. It is a reduced form of Vitamin B3, sometimes called Coenzyme 1. 12-01

  13. Asperger's Syndrome (
      Provides links and key words associated with the disorder. Visitors sometimes misspell as Asberger, Asburger, Aspurger, Ashpurger, Aspurgher, Haspurger, Ashburger, Asburgher, or Hasburger. 9-01

  14. Asperger Syndrome ( - Kirby)
      Provides a definition. "Persons with AS show marked deficiencies in social skills, have difficulties with transitions or changes and prefer sameness. They often have obsessive routines and may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest. They have a great deal of difficulty reading nonverbal cues (body language) and very often the individual with AS has difficulty determining proper body space. Often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights, the person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods, and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see. It's important to remember that the person with AS perceives the world very differently. Therefore, many behaviors that seem odd or unusual are due to those neurological differences and not the result of intentional rudeness or bad behavior, and most certainly not the result of 'improper parenting'." Visitors sometimes misspell as Asberger, Asburger, Aspurger, Ashpurger, Aspurgher, Haspurger, Ashburger, Asburgher, or Hasburger. 02-06

  15. Progeria Syndrome Diagnosis (NIH)
      "Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by the dramatic, rapid appearance of aging beginning in childhood. Affected children typically look normal at birth and in early infancy, but then grow more slowly than other children and develop a characteristic facial appearance, hair loss (alopecia), aged-looking skin, and severe hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)." 07-06

  16. Progeria Syndrome Diagnosis (
      Synonyms for Progeria Syndrome are:

      * HGPS
      * Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome
      * Premature Aging Syndrome
      * Progeria of Childhood
      * Progeria
      * Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome 07-06

  17. Boy Genius With Asperger's Syndrome Has Higher IQ than Einstein (
      "Jacob, called " 'Jake,' her then 3-year-old, had recently stopped talking and had been diagnosed with autism. One day, she dropped him off at a gymnastics class, and, when she returned to pick him up, Barnett, 36, says she found all the other students sitting in a circle, while Jake was curled up and cowering in a corner."

      "When Jake was 8, he jumped from fifth grade to college after teaching himself all the high school math classes -- calculus, algebra, geometry and trigonometry -- in one week and testing at college-level mathematics, Barnett recalls."

      "Recently, the boy has embarked on his own expanded version of Einstein's theory of relativity. Barnett sent a video of his theory to the renowned Institute for Advanced Study near Princeton University." 04-11

  18. Turner Syndrome (
      "Occurring in 1 in 2000[3] – 1 in 5000 phenotypic females,[4] the syndrome manifests itself in a number of ways. There are characteristic physical abnormalities, such as short stature, swelling, broad chest, low hairline, low-set ears, and webbed necks.[5]" 05-11

  19. Turner Syndrome Research and Support (Turner Syndrome Society)
      Mission: "Create awareness, promote research and provide support for all persons touched by Turner syndrome." 05-11

  20. Treatment for Turner Syndrome (
      "Growth hormone injections are beneficial in some individuals with Turner syndrome. Injections often begin in early childhood and may increase final adult height by a few inches." 05-11

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