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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 days
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. 3 days
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... 6 days
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... 6 days
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... 6 days
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,... 6 days
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... 6 days
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... 7 days
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... 1 week
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... 1 week
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... 1 week
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... 1 week
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 weeks
Vitamin D supplementation improves autism symptoms, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial. 2 weeks
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 weeks
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 weeks
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 weeks
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 weeks
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... 3 weeks
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... 3 weeks
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. 3 weeks
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. 3 weeks
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... 3 weeks
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... 3 weeks
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. 3 weeks
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. 3 weeks
Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research
NEWS MEDICAL Retinal activity in autism, ADHD and Duchenne muscular dystrophy 3 weeks
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... 3 weeks
Dad's search for a little blue cup for his son goes viral
BBC A father's appeal to find a Tommee Tippee cup for his autistic son goes viral on Twitter. 3 weeks
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... 3 weeks
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... 3 weeks
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... 3 weeks
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... 3 weeks
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... 3 weeks
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... 4 weeks
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... 4 weeks
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... 4 weeks
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... 4 weeks
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... 4 weeks
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... 4 weeks
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. 4 weeks
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. 4 weeks
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... 1 month
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... 1 month
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. 1 month
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). 1 month
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. 1 month
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... 1 month
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. 1 month
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... 1 month
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... 1 month
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... 1 month
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. 1 month
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... 1 month
Training for parents may lessen some autism symptoms in kids
SCIENCE-NEWS Training parents may help with some autism symptoms, a new study suggests. 1 month
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... 1 month
Autism study shows benefits when parents get involved
PSYCPORT Therapy targeting parents could improve parent-child interactions in the home. 1 month
Single gene linked to some cases of autism spectrum disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have linked mutations in a single gene to autism in people who have a rare tumor syndrome typically diagnosed in childhood. The findings, in patients with neurofibromatosis... 2 months
Folinic acid treatment could help improve language and communication skills of children with ASD
NEWS MEDICAL Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve... 2 months
Folinic acid could help children with autism communicate better
SCIENCE DAILY Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum... 2 months
Building a better rat maze could help us all cooperate
SCIENCE DAILY A fully-automated rat maze could help scientists better understand how individuals cooperate, and how this process may go awry in the brains of people with disorders ranging from... 2 months
[Autism Genomics] Mosaic mutations in autism
AAAS Spontaneously arising de novo mutations are likely important contributors to the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in affected individuals. Genetic mutation is an ongoing – [Read More] 2 months
Study finds differences in obesity rates between children/teens with and without autism
SCIENCE DAILY Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder may be more likely to be obese and stay obese during adolescence than their peers without autism... 2 months
Unique genetic basis found in autism genes that may lead to earlier diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are a step closer to understanding the genetic basis of autism, which they hope will lead to earlier diagnosis of what... 2 months
BGU researchers move one step closer to understanding genes linked to autism
NEWS MEDICAL Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers are a step closer to understanding the genetic basis of autism, which they hope will lead to earlier... 2 months
Maternal and paternal age linked to child’s risk for developing autism or schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health indicates that parents who reproduce later in life are more likely to... 2 months
Children with disabilities more likely to respond aggressively when bullied, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Children with disabilities--particularly those with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities and autism spectrum disorders--often are victims of bullying. However, very little research exists about how... 2 months
Parents' age and the risk for autism and schizophrenia: Is the connection real?
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that parents who reproduce later in life are more likely to have children who develop autism disorders. Later... 2 months
Autism: Disruption of a uniquely human developmental program
MNT Every time a child or adult learns something new, new contacts form between neurons in the brain. This process (synaptogenesis) is especially active in children during the first 10 years of life. 2 months
Genes underlying dogs' social ability revealed
PHYS.ORG The social ability of dogs is affected by genes that also seems to influence human behaviour, according to a new study from Linköping University in Sweden. The scientists have found a relationship between five different genes... 2 months
Gene linked to autism in people may influence dog sociability
SCIENCE-NEWS DNA variants were linked to beagles’ tendency to seek human help. 2 months
'Teashirt' gene links autism and kidney problems, new study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A gene dubbed the ‘Teashirt’ by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications... 2 months
Can monkeys have autism? The answer could help us understand what causes the condition
PHYS.ORG When Kyoko Yoshida and his colleagues in Japan noticed one of their research monkeys was behaving strangely, they decided to... 3 months
Virtual reality training improves social skills of individuals on the autism spectrum
SCIENCE DAILY Children with autism spectrum disorder, who participated in a virtual reality training program, improved social cognition skills and reported better real-world relationships. Neurocognitive testing... 3 months
Link discovered between touch of individuals with autism and their social difficulties
MNT The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. 3 months
Researchers explore ways to enhance autism therapy sessions using AISOY robot
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Universidad Miguel Hernández and AISOY Robotics are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with... 3 months
Alleged hacker Lauri Love to be extradited to US
BBC An autistic man suspected of hacking into US government computer systems is to be extradited from Britain to face trial, a court rules. 3 months
Meet AISOY1 the Robot, autism therapy assistant
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, the goal is to explore the ways in which the AISOY robot can enhance therapy sessions... 3 months
Meet AISOY1 the robot, autism therapy assistant
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) and AISOY Robotics are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, the goal... 3 months
Study finds novel link between tactile sensations of individuals with ASD and social difficulties
NEWS MEDICAL The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main... 3 months
Link discovered between touch of individuals with autism, their social difficulties
SCIENCE DAILY The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main findings of the research show that... 3 months
The Autism Solutions bot helps autistic kids
TechCrunch  With one out of every 64 American children being affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, it’s a huge problem worth working on. Shriya Sreeju (aged 6) agrees. She presented the Pepper Robot-powered Autism Solutions robot... 3 months
New mouse model helps identify potential drug target for hard-to-treat social aspects of ASD
NEWS MEDICAL A study of a new mouse model identifies a drug target that has the potential to increase social interaction in... 3 months
Brain connections are more sophisticated than thought
SCIENCE DAILY Inhibitory connections between neurons act as the brain's brakes, preventing it from becoming overexcited. Researchers thought inhibitory connections were less sophisticated than their excitatory counterparts because relatively few proteins were known to exist at... 3 months
 
 

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