Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Autism and Oxygen in the News--Leading to Science Library Research and Citations

Autism and Oxygen in the News--Leading to Science Library Research and Citations
"In a recent study, autistic children who received 40 hours of hyperbaric treatment showed significant improvements in overall functioning, social interaction, eye contact, receptive language, and sensory or cognitive awareness."

Here's a link to a post from todays' left-hand column's link. After today, those links change, so, I have linked to the source article.

Remember using current events in science classes helps maintain interest. Students can also look for related research articles. for example:

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may improve symptoms in autistic children.

Med Hypotheses 2006 Mar 20;[epub ahead of print].
Blue Ridge Medical Center, 4038 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington, VA 22922, USA; University of Virginia, P.O. Box 800729, Charlottesville, VA, USA (Source:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may improve symptoms in autistic children
Medical Hypotheses, Volume 67, Issue 2, Pages 216-228
D. Rossignol, L. Rossignol (Source:

And, that type of searching may lead to other interesting articles, such as:
JournalAdvances in Therapy
PublisherSpringer Healthcare Communications
ISSN0741-238X (Print) 1865-8652 (Online)
IssueVolume 22, Number 6 / November, 2005
Subject CollectionMedicine
SpringerLink DateTuesday, March 11, 2008

Noori S. Al-Waili1 Contact Information, Glenn J. Butler1, Jorge Beale1, Mahdi S. Abdullah1, R. W. Bill Hamilton1, Boke Y. Lee1, Paul Lucus1, Michael W. Allen1, Richard L. Petrillo1, Zev Carrey1 and Michael Finkelstein1

(1) Life Support Technologies, Inc. and New Technologies, Inc. The Mount Vernon Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, New York, NY ( Source:

I have posted these, "finds," in the way a student might when he or she just locates them, and, "cut -and-pastes," them into a word processor. Try to show the students how to cite information by using style manuals, such as CBE, MLA, or others. I like to suggest to students that they locate the style manual of the field that they hope to go on to study. It is much better for students to have an idea that there are different style manuals than to have them get to college saying that they do it the way their, "high school English teacher told them." I have found that many students frequently say the latter when they arrive at college. Your students will be different. If they use MLA, at least, they should know it is MLA. Scientists usually use others. Do you know which ones? Do you know how to find out? Take a look at the, "Rules for Publication," in journals that publish work that you are interested in...You can find out the styles typically recommended for that science field.

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