Autism
Abnormally low levels of a key protein detected in brains of young men with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Using cutting-edge imaging technology, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have shown that the brains of young men... more
New eye scan could aid in early detection of autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new eye scan could help identify autism in children years earlier than currently possible. more
Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study published in the journal BMJ in February 2020 reports that macrolide or penicillin antibiotic consumption in pregnancy could be linked to several adverse health outcomes in children.... more
Autism in young boys linked to phthalate exposure before birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study published in February 2020 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives shows that being exposed to phthalates during intrauterine life is associated with the occurrence of... more
Empathy can be predicted from resting state brain connectivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Traditionally, empathy is assessed through the use of questionnaires and psychological assessments. The findings of this study offer an alternative to people who may have difficulty filling out questionnaires, such... more
Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Over half of our genomes are made of repeating elements within DNA. In rare cases, these repeats can become unstable and grow in size. These repeat "expansions" cause... more
Researchers identify key modifier in large genetic deletion linked to neurodevelopmental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Neurodevelopmental disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, likely result from complex interactions that modify the effects of individual genes. more
Key modifier identified in large genetic deletion related to neurodevelopmental disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Neurodevelopmental disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, likely result from complex interactions that modify the effects of individual genes, according to new research. more
Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Within days of birth, a few drops of blood are collected from every newborn in California--and across the United States -- which are then stored on... more
AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It is not uncommon for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder to struggle with sleep. Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep... more
Study reveals new role for gene associated with autism spectrum disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A UCLA-led study reveals a new role for a gene that's associated with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability and language impairment. more
Synchronization of memory cells is critical for learning and forming memories  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers found that the neurons, or memory cells, involved in Pavlovian learning shift their behavior during the learning process and become more synchronized when a memory... more
Awake functional MRI detects neural circuit dysfunction in a mouse model of autism  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
MRI has potential as a translational approach from rodents to humans. However, given that mouse functional MRI (fMRI) uses anesthetics for suppression... more
Study uncovers more pieces of the autism puzzle  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A major international study from the Autism Sequencing Consortium with participation of researchers from the Danish iPSYCH psychiatry project, has recently mapped 102 new autism genes. more
People with ASD have cellular abnormality that impairs myelin production, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People with autism spectrum disorder appear to suffer malfunctions in a cell that produces a special coating around nerve fibers that facilitates efficient electrical... more
Researchers Link Autism To A System That Insulates Brain Wiring  NPR · 3 weeks
Brains affected by autism appear to share a problem with cells that make myelin, the insulating coating surrounding nerve fibers that controls the speed at which the fibers... more
Increased brain growth, mutations and autism linked in new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Salk Institute researchers have now found a pattern of DNA damage that is unique to brain cells derived from individuals with a single form of autism spectrum disorder... more
Link between autism and poor cognition  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Autistic people are often brilliant, but they may also have poor cognitive skills. The relationship between autism and either condition, inside the brain, has been far from clear. However, now a new study shows that poor... more
Autism diagnosis test is less reliable than previously assumed, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Rutgers researchers have found that a test widely used to diagnose whether children have autism is less reliable than previously assumed. more
Prescription drug for edema improves ASD symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Bumetanide - a prescription drug for edema (the build-up of fluid in the body) - improves some of the symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorders and has no significant side effects, according... more
Prescription drug bumetanide could help treat autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new drug called bumetanide, which is used to treat edema, shows promise in treating some symptoms of autism in young children, while not showing significant adverse effects. The study was published in January... more
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