Autism
Autistic children with co-occurring ADHD have greater adaptive behavior impairments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. more
Children with autism, co-occurring ADHD symptoms lag in key measures of independence  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention... more
New map of infant brain may aid early diagnosis of autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new map of newborn babies' brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders. more
Children with ASD more likely to face maltreatment, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without... more
Scientists implicate hidden genes in the severity of autism symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have implicated a largely hidden part of the human genome in the severity of autism symptoms, a discovery that... more
Movement impairments in autism can be reversed through behavioral training  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers from Cardiff University have established a link between a genetic mutation and developmental movement impairments in autism. more
Abnormal timing found in the brains of people with autistic symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The neural 'time windows' in certain small brain areas contribute to the complex cognitive symptoms of autism, new research suggests. more
Movement impairments in autism could be reversible  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers from Cardiff University have established a link between a genetic mutation and developmental movement impairments in autism. more
Brain clock ticks differently in autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The neural 'time windows' in certain small brain areas contribute to the complex cognitive symptoms of autism, new research suggests. In a brain imaging study of adults, the severity of autistic symptoms was linked to how... more
Fundamental technology to support early differential diagnosis of concurrent ASD in patients with ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Hitachi, Ltd., Jichi Medical University, International University of Health and Welfare and Chuo University have developed fundamental technology to support... more
Increased activity of EHMT2 gene deficient neurons could cause autism in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A novel investigation into the impacts of neuronal mutations on autism-related characteristics in humans has been described in the open-access journal eLife. more
Scientists provide new insight on gene mutations associated with autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A novel investigation into the impacts of neuronal mutations on autism-related characteristics in humans has been described. more
Human brain protein linked with autism has an effect on fruit fly behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A mutant gene that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of fruit flies.... more
Big data approach shown to be effective for evaluating autism treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers who developed a blood test to help diagnose autism spectrum disorder have now successfully applied their distinctive big data-based approach to evaluating possible treatments. more
See-through fish aid scientists in autism-related breakthrough  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish's digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the most common yet least studied symptoms of their disorder:... more
Zebrafish offers clue to alleviate gastrointestinal distress related to autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish's digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the... more
With mom’s green card on the line, family forgoes autism services for citizen child  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As U.S. immigration enforcement becomes stricter under the Trump administration, more immigrant families are cutting ties with health care services... more
Medical cannabis relieves ASD symptoms in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a new study of patients with autism who are 18 years old and under, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center report that cannabis as a treatment for... more
Critical new clues about what goes awry in autistic brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team scientists has discovered important clues to what goes wrong in the brains of people with autism -- a developmental disorder with no cure and for which... more
'To Touch the Moon' Theater Production Is Tailored for Autism Spectrum Disorder  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. And one small step (and giant leap) will celebrate that milestone in a distinct,... more
UAB researchers identify possible mechanism of cognition that underlies ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a possible mechanism of human cognition that underlies autism spectrum disorders, or ASD. more
Study reveals link between altered brain activity and social deficits in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
One in 59 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, a wide array of conditions affecting a child's social, emotional, and behavioral development. more
New autism mouse model shows how epigenetic regulation impacts downstream gene  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The causes of autism spectrum disorder are diverse and to some extent, unknown. But without doubt, they are complex, layered and deeply nuanced. more
Novel autism mouse model based on an epigenetic gene developed  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In a new study, researchers describe how, in a novel mouse model, epigenetic regulation negatively impacts a downstream gene specifically involved in neurodevelopment and associated behaviors. more
Difference in brain connectivity may explain autism spectrum disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have identified a possible mechanism of human cognition that underlies autism spectrum disorders, or ASD. They found there was brain overconnectivity in the unimodal-subcortical connections and brain underconnectivity in... more
With autism on the rise, science is on the hunt for answers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have used two brain imaging techniques to study autism. They found a correlation between brain activity, amino acid byproduct concentrations, and severity of... more
Examining components of theory of mind may help better understand autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Theory of mind is complex and involves multiple neural processes. A team of researchers has now developed a new test to examine these components and has... more
Specific difficulties faced by people with autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Theory of mind, or the ability to represent other people's minds as distinct from one's own, can be difficult for people with autism. A new test provides researchers with a better understanding of the... more
Positive well-being associated with lower risk of depression in people with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In an Autism Research study of 36 newly employed adults with autism spectrum disorder who were participating in a supported employment program, positive well-being—or... more
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