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Scientists find altered blood-brain barrier and increased intestinal permeability in people with ASD
NEWS MEDICAL Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has the dubious distinction of being the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for... 3 days
Changes in blood-brain barrier, intestinal permeability found in individuals with autism
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds reduced expression of genes involved in integrity of the blood-brain barrier, intestinal barrier in those with autism spectrum disorder. 4 days
Researchers show how adult learning is impaired in females using mouse models of Rett syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL Neurodevelopmental disorders like autism very likely have their origin at the dawn of life, with the emergence of... 4 days
[In Depth] Pioneering study images activity in fetal brains
Science Magazine Babies born prematurely are prone to problems later in life—they're more likely to develop autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and more likely to struggle in school. A new study... 2 weeks
Why Vaccine Myths Persist: Trump Team References Debunked Autism Link
LIVE SCIENCE Vaccines don't cause autism — but why do some people still think that they do? 2 weeks
Increased reaction to stress linked to gastrointestinal issues in children with autism
SCIENCE DAILY One in 45 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also... 3 weeks
Large study seeking participants to uncover genetic links to autism
NEWS MEDICAL Chicagoland families affected by autism can participate in the nation's largest study to uncover genetic links to the condition by attending an on-site registration and data collection event... 3 weeks
Genes affecting our communication skills relate to genes for schizophrenia and autism
SCIENCE DAILY By screening thousands of individuals, an international team led by researchers has provided new insights into the relationship between genes that confer risk for... 3 weeks
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorder
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of scientists has identified variants of the gene EBF3 causing a developmental disorder with features in common with autism. Identification of these gene variants leads to a better understanding... 1 month
Scientists identify gene variants causing unrecognized developmental disorder
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists has identified variants of the gene EBF3 causing a developmental disorder with features in common with autism. 1 month
Study highlights need to assist children with autism during transition to adulthood
NEWS MEDICAL According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 45 children is diagnosed with autism. 1 month
As children with autism age, services to help with transition needed
SCIENCE DAILY One in 45 children is diagnosed with autism. As these children age, experiences such as leaving school, finding jobs and living alone can be stressful for... 1 month
Study: Drop in nSR100 Protein Levels Causes Autistic-Like Behavior in Mice
SCI-NEWS.COM As many as 33% of autism cases could be explained by a scarcity of a protein called nSR100 in the brain, a new study in the... 1 month
Medical News Today: Could absence of one protein explain 1 in 3 cases of autism?
MNT People with autism have low levels of the protein nSR100. Now, by reducing this this protein in mice,... 1 month
Autism breakthrough: One protein's sweeping influence on development of autism revealed
SCIENCE DAILY A drop in one protein is enough to cause autism, according to the results of a new study. Scientists were able to trigger autistic-like behavior in... 1 month
Mutations in life's 'essential genes' tied to autism
SCIENCE DAILY Genes known to be essential to life—the ones humans need to survive and thrive in the womb—also play a critical role in the development of autism spectrum disorder, suggests a new study 1 month
Study shows effectiveness of new method to diagnose anxiety in children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL A new method devised by a Drexel University professor to diagnose children on the spectrum for anxiety symptoms -- which tend to... 2 months
Anxiety measure for children with autism proven reliable
SCIENCE DAILY In children on the spectrum, anxiety is often masked by the symptoms of autism. But a new variant to a standard anxiety screening method has now proven effective in separating the two... 2 months
Paternal aging and its possible link to neurodevelopmental disorders
MNT Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise, but its underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. 2 months
Study: Autism brain response theory a dead end
MNT A new study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders do not reliably and consistently respond... 2 months
Brains of people with autism share similar pattern of abnormal gene activity, UCLA study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Autism spectrum disorder is caused by a variety of factors, both genetic and environmental. 2 months
Autism-linked protein crucial for feeling pain
MNT Well-known autism and pain proteins are likely co-conspirators.Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders. 2 months
Aer Lingus, Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support collaborate to develop visual guide for air travel
NEWS MEDICAL Aer Lingus and the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph's... 2 months
New Baylor study aims to investigate antibiotic effect in children with ASD
NEWS MEDICAL Over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2012, John Rodakis, a father of a child with autism, observed his son's condition dramatically improve while taking a... 2 months
Autism spectrum disorders: New genetic cause of identified
SCIENCE DAILY Autism spectrum disorders affect around one percent of the world's population and are characterized by a range of difficulties in social interaction and communication. In a new study, a research team has... 2 months
New form of autism found: New genetic cause of ASD
SCIENCE DAILY Autism spectrum disorders affect around one percent of the world's population and are characterized by a range of difficulties in social interaction and communication. In a new study,... 2 months
No link exists between maternal flu and increased child autism risk, says study
NEWS MEDICAL A study has found no association between a mother catching the flu during pregnancy and their child having an increased risk of... 2 months
New global network to explore link between genes and environmental factors to tackle health challenges
NEWS MEDICAL A new global network linking leading research centres across the world has launched today to tackle some of... 2 months
No association between mother flu in pregnancy, increased child autism risk
SCIENCE DAILY A study of more than 196,000 children found no association between a mother having an influenza infection anytime during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism... 2 months
Secret phenotypes: Disease devils in invisible details
SCIENCE DAILY The human eye often falls short in the hunt for faint genetic drivers that raise the risk of devastating neurological diseases such as autism and schizophrenia. But little eludes a microscope optic attached to... 2 months
Study finds no link between infant’s ASD risk and influenza infection during pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL A study of more than 196,000 children found no association between a mother having an influenza infection anytime during pregnancy and an... 2 months
Medical News Today: Maternal flu not linked to autism in offspring, study finds
MNT Some studies have indicated that influenza during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in children, but a new study shows this... 2 months
Musical training creates new brain connections in children
SCIENCE DAILY Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. 2 months
Vitamin D supplementation improves autism symptoms, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial. 2 months
Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial, report researchers. 2 months
Toddlers with autism don't avoid eye contact, but do miss its significance
MNT A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine helps put to rest... 2 months
Music lessons increase brain fiber connections in children
NEWS MEDICAL Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a study being presented next week at the... 2 months
Shared epigenetic changes underlie different types of autism
MNT Individuals with both rare and common types of autism spectrum disorder share a similar set of epigenetic modifications in the brain, according to a study published in Cell. 2 months
New study unravels why children with autism look less at other people's eyes
NEWS MEDICAL A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine helps put... 2 months
Toddlers with autism don't avoid eye contact, but do miss its significance
SCIENCE DAILY A new study helps put to rest a longstanding controversy and question about children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Eye-tracking measures developed by the group... 2 months
Medical News Today: Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD
MNT Evidence of connections between neurodevelopmental disease and the immune system is steadily growing. Breaking research adds more flesh to the bone. 2 months
Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD
MNT Evidence of connections between neurodevelopmental disease and the immune system is steadily growing. Breaking research adds more flesh to the bone. 2 months
Exposure to allergens during pregnancy alters the brain makeup of fetuses and newborn rats
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit... 2 months
Novel technique reveals alterations in white matter pathways in the brains of individuals with ASD
NEWS MEDICAL A new study found significant changes in white matter pathways in the brains of individuals with autism spectrum... 2 months
Autism and human evolutionary success
SCIENCE DAILY A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago that allowed people who thought and behaved differently -- such as individuals with autism -- to be integrated into society, academics have concluded. 2 months
Scripps Florida scientists discover clues to altered brain wiring in autism
MNT Autism is an agonizing puzzle, a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors. 2 months
Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research
NEWS MEDICAL Retinal activity in autism, ADHD and Duchenne muscular dystrophy 2 months
Two new tools to enhance effectiveness of behavioral therapy in children with autism
SCIENCE DAILY Two approaches have been revealed by researchers that have the potential to help a large number of children with autism spectrum disorder... 2 months
Autism and human evolutionary success
PHYS.ORG A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently - such as individuals with autism - to be integrated into society, academics from the University of York have... 2 months
TSRI scientists uncover clues to abnormal brain connections in autism
NEWS MEDICAL Autism is an agonizing puzzle, a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors. One piece of this puzzle that has emerged in recent years is a biochemical cascade... 2 months
Scientists discover clues to altered brain wiring in autism
SCIENCE DAILY Autism is an agonizing puzzle, a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors. One piece of this puzzle that has emerged in recent years is a biochemical cascade called the... 2 months
Scientists discover special brain activities while mother and child with autism gaze each other
NEWS MEDICAL Special activities in the brains while mother and her child with autism spectrum disorder are gazing each other have been... 2 months
Fun, comfort with exercise helps young people with conditions like autism and ADHD remain active
MNT The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more... 2 months
Fun, comfort with exercise helps young people with conditions like autism and ADHD remain active
SCIENCE DAILY The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more... 2 months
Researchers to explore movement signatures for detecting learning disability in children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL An Indiana University physicist and neuroscientist who studies how physical movement can be used to detect autism in children and adults has... 2 months
Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD
NEWS MEDICAL The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more... 2 months
New smartphone app may detect early signs of autism in children by tracking eye movements
NEWS MEDICAL What if someone invented a smartphone app that could help detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children as... 2 months
Augmented reality improves mental abilities of children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Augmented reality is of considerable help to children with disabilities and children with special educational needs (SEN) - autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, and others. So says Veska Aleksieva, an experienced... 2 months
Researchers discover genetic alterations in autism gene that reduces brain activity
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at McMaster University's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute in collaboration with Sick Children's Hospital have discovered genetic alterations in the gene DIXDC1 in individuals... 3 months
Medical News Today: Autism gene mutation that slows brain activity uncovered
MNT Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity. 3 months
Autism gene mutation that slows brain activity uncovered
MNT Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity. 3 months
Automated assessment of early autism
SCIENCE DAILY Autism Spectrum Disorder is usually diagnosed in early childhood, but genetic detection of this brain disorder could mean more timely interventions that improve life for the patient and their carers. Research suggests that machine learning might be used... 3 months
New Study Confirms Genetic Link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and mtDNA
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study published in the journal PLoS Genetics has confirmed a genetic link between mitochondrial DNA, which is passed on from the mother, and some... 3 months
Medical News Today: Autism: Parents face challenges, too
MNT Life can be tough for children with autism, but it can be hard for their parents, too. We look at some strategies that can help when facing the challenges. 3 months
Research shows genetic link between mitochondrial DNA and autism
NEWS MEDICAL Cornell University researchers have confirmed a genetic link between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which is passed on from the mother, and some forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 3 months
Medical News Today: New study links autism to mutations in mitochondrial DNA
MNT Children with autism spectrum disorder have a higher number of mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than their family members, according to new research. 3 months
Well-established screening tool may be over-diagnosing ADHD in children with autism, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A well-established screening tool used to assess children for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be less accurate when a child has an... 3 months
Autism spectrum disorder linked to mutations in some mitochondrial DNA
SCIENCE DAILY Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have greater numbers of harmful mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than family members, researchers report. 3 months
Can therapy dogs assist in motivating children on the autism spectrum?
SCIENCE DAILY A behavioral analyst who works with therapy dogs suggests using canines as a reward for completed tasks could be useful when working with children on the... 3 months
Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD, new study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than problems with attention. This is... 3 months
Study reveals parent-led early intervention leads to long-term reduction in severity of autism symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL An early intervention for autism aimed at helping parents communicate with their child has been shown to have an effect... 3 months
Finding the clues for better autism treatments
SCIENCE DAILY New research sheds light on what might be going wrong in the regulation of genes that govern the brain’s connectivity. The study's intention is to identify new clues to improve treatments for autism. 3 months
Research findings provide clues to possible genetic causes and potential treatments for autism
NEWS MEDICAL As a researcher at Harvard Medical School, Christopher W. Cowan, Ph.D., used to watch autistic kids come onto campus to attend a... 3 months
Training for parents may lessen some autism symptoms in kids
SCIENCE-NEWS Training parents may help with some autism symptoms, a new study suggests. 3 months
Medical News Today: Early intervention for parents of children with autism reduces symptoms
MNT Kids with autism whose parents took part in an early intervention - focusing on how to communicate with the child - showed... 3 months
Autism study shows benefits when parents get involved
PSYCPORT Therapy targeting parents could improve parent-child interactions in the home. 3 months
 
 

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