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Solving the Mystery of Autism

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Autism and related disorders—a constellation of neurodevelopmental conditions affecting one in 59 children in the United States alone—have become one…
Perturbed Genes Regulating White Blood Cells Linked to Autism Genetics and Severity

September 24, 2019

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say they are getting closer to identifying the…
Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism

September 19, 2019

The timing of anemia—a common condition in late pregnancy—can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according…
Using technology to detect autism sooner

September 13, 2019

While doctors agree that children can be diagnosed with autism as early as age two, the average age…
Poor Motor Skills Predict Long-Term Language Impairments For Children with Autism

September 11, 2019

Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor for…
No evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

September 5, 2019

It’s long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn’t been…
Meet the alpacas that are helping researchers who study autism, Alzheimer’s and cancer

August 30, 2019

Alpacas aren’t the typical animals that drivers spot as they wind their way through rural Tennessee, but there’s…
Is it autism? The line is being increasingly blurred

August 23, 2019

The number of people diagnosed with autism is rising around the world. In the United States, the prevalence…
‘Key player’ identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions

August 23, 2019

The team from Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute has found that the deletion of the gene CYFIP1…
Changes associated with autism risk may be detected as early as the second trimester

August 22, 2019

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a link between autism and steroid hormone changes detected in the mother’s…
Navigating autism, together

August 13, 2019

By collaborating with experts, advocates and families in the Charlottesville community, autism researchers at UVA are growing the…
Decoding Touch

August 12, 2019

The inability to tolerate light touch is a telltale feature of autism and one of the disorder’s many…
High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

July 30, 2019

Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and…
Neuroscientists identify brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model

July 30, 2019

Although psychiatric disorders can be linked to particular genes, the brain regions and mechanisms underlying particular disorders are…
‘Compensatory strategies’ to disguise autism delay diagnosis

July 25, 2019

For the first time ever, the compensatory techniques used by people with autism to disguise their symptoms have…
Exploring genetic “dark matter,” researchers gain new insights into autism and stroke

July 25, 2019

With its elegant double helix and voluminous genetic script, DNA has become the of darling of nucleic acids.…
Children with Autism are more likely to be bullied at school and at home

July 22, 2019

If you’ve ever been bullied, you know how terrible it is. Bullies pick on everything – from your…
Effect Of Autism On Communication And How To Improve

July 11, 2019

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) entails various conditions which have an effect on the person’s mental development and how…
Unusual eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism

July 10, 2019

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study from Penn…
Autism linked to greatly increased risk of suicidal behaviour

July 2, 2019

The risk of suicide attempts and suicides among individuals with autism spectrum disorders is significantly higher than among…
Problem behaviors could provide clues on health challenges for children, adolescents with autism

July 1, 2019

For years, researchers have documented both gastrointestinal issues and problematic behaviors, such as aggression, in many children with…
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Key Gene Mutation in Autism May Alter Brain in Early Years of Life

June 25, 2019

A gene mutation strongly linked to severe forms of autism hampers how brain cells communicate and connect with…
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism

June 19, 2019

Using the genome-editing system CRISPR, researchers at MIT and in China have engineered macaque monkeys to express a…
Exercise fine-tunes brain’s connections, eases autism spectrum disorder in mouse model

June 5, 2019

A mouse model of autism has revealed how exercise changes the structure of the brain by eliminating the…
Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

May 31, 2019

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated one in 59 people in the United States, causing a variety…
Bacteria and their Bearing on Bowels and Brain

May 31, 2019

Microbiome’s effects on autism, inflammatory bowel disease explored. PNNL researchers today published a pair of papers, in Cell…
Study aims to confirm MRI’s ability to detect autism early

May 30, 2019

The University of Washington in Seattle is among eight U.S. research sites undertaking a study to confirm whether…
$9.5 million aimed at detecting autism earlier in childhood

May 30, 2019

A multicenter research team led jointly by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University…
Artificial intelligence detects a new class of mutations behind autism

May 29, 2019

Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the…
How a zebrafish could help solve the mysteries of genetic brain disease

May 27, 2019

A close look at the rapidly developing zebrafish embryo is helping neuroscientists better understand the potential underpinnings of…
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