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Changes Associated with Autism Risk May Be Detected as Early as...

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a link between autism and steroid hormone changes detected in the mother’s blood. These changes, which...
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How Does Autism Differ in Boys and Girls? Scientist Leads Effort...

A pioneering autism researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is spearheading an ambitious effort to understand how autism spectrum...
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New Understanding of Autism May Help Tackle Mental Health Problems

A new framework for understanding the diverse features of autism could help University of Queensland researchers develop an intervention for people with...
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Treating Childhood Autism One Robot at a Time

Parents can be resistant to hearing that their child faces a challenging health diagnosis. But when Thomas Leaf and Emanuela Palmares learned...
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Unusual Eating Behaviors May Be a New Diagnostic Indicator for Autism

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine.
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Key Gene Mutation in Autism May Alter Brain in Early Years...

A gene mutation strongly linked to severe forms of autism hampers how brain cells communicate and connect with one another, according to...
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Using Gene Editing, Neuroscientists Develop a New Model for Autism

Using the genome-editing system CRISPR, researchers at MIT and in China have engineered macaque monkeys to express a gene mutation linked to...
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Brain Anatomy Links Cognitive and Perceptual Symptoms in Autism

Mental inflexibility is a hallmark symptom of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is best seen in restricted and repetitive behaviors, which are...
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Mutation That Causes Autism and Intellectual Disability Makes Brain Less Flexible

Molecular and behavioral consequences of SETD5 mutation described in mice - Study published in Nature NeuroscienceAbout 1% of patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder...
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Can We Measure Happiness?

Wearables as the missing link between mind and bodyTo the outside world – and often even to the patients themselves – mental problems sometimes seem...
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Understanding the Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Think of the brain as a complex transportation hub, a place where neural traffic heads off in any number of directions to make connections...
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Family Genetics Vital for Understanding Autism Progression

Whether an individual develops a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism or ADHD, and the severity of that disorder,  depends on genetic changes beyond a single...
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First Biomarker Evidence of DDT-Autism Link

A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that elevated levels of a metabolite of the banned insecticide DDT in the...
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The Gut-Brain Connection: A New Frontier for Autism Research

A neuroscientist by trade, Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin never expected to find herself focused on the gut. But her pioneering research on the “gut brain”...
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Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Are More Likely to Have a...

The research team previously published work in 2015 which showed that before they are born, autistic children have elevated levels of ‘sex steroid’ hormones...
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The Hidden Complexity Underlying a Common Cause of Autism

Genes located in a large chromosomal aberration associated with autism interact with each other to modulate the variable symptoms of the disease, according to...
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Important New Work on Autism Could Change Interventions

A new paper is pushing back hard on the notion that people with autism are not interested in socializing.The paper, “Being vs. Appearing Socially Uninterested: Challenging Assumptions...
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New Insight Into How Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed...
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Personalized “Deep Learning” Equips Robots for Autism Therapy

Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful...
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Is Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Linked to Autism, ADHD?

Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S., affecting one in every 59 children.A recent study looks at whether taking acetaminophen during pregnancy...