Autism
Scientists closer to unraveling mechanisms of speech processing in the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A new study that sheds light on how the brain processes language could lead to a better understanding of autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other neurodevelopmental... more
Medical News Today: Could processed foods explain why autism is on the rise?  MNT · 2 days
A first-of-its-kind study finds a molecular link between high levels of a food preservative compound and neuronal disruptions that may explain ASD. more
Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biology  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Over the past decade, autism spectrum disorder has been linked to mutations in a variety of genes, explaining up to 30 percent of all cases to date. more
High levels of acid in processed foods could affect fetus' developing brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
With the number of children diagnosed with autism on the rise, the need to find what causes the disorder becomes more urgent every day.... more
Brain anatomy links cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Neuroscientists have found an anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism. The study identified a posterior region of the brain whose size -- amount of gray matter --... more
Eyes hold clues to effective treatment of severe autism, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Vocabulary tests for individuals with the severest forms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are notoriously inaccurate. They commonly ask the test-taker to point to an... more
Neuroscientists find anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Neuroscientists at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science and University College London have found an anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism. more
Scientists make breakthrough in understanding the genetics of common syndromic autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Australian and Chilean scientists have made a breakthrough in their understanding of the genetics of a common form of syndromic autism – and they hope their... more
Parents of autistic adolescents are a critical partner in preparation for learning-to-drive process  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive,... more
Parental support is key when adolescents with autism want to learn to drive  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Adolescents with autism need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to... more
Medical News Today: What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD  MNT · 1 week
Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a... more
What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD  MNT · 1 week
Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this... more
Study: Early screening of autism may not be as beneficial as previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Screening for autism at three years of age only identifies those with significant developmental delay, and not those with less severe autism.... more
Transgenerational BPA exposure may contribute to autism, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Transgenerational bisphenol A exposure may contribute to autism, according to a mouse study published in the Endocrine Society's journal Endocrinology. more
Bullying in children with ASD gets worse with age  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Children with autism spectrum disorder are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State... more
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. more
Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research. more
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism  MIT · 2 weeks
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. more
Medical News Today: Brain changes may explain why exercise relieves autism in mice  MNT · 3 weeks
Voluntary exercise prompted the brain to prune surplus connections between nerve cells and reduced behavioral symptoms of ASD in a mouse model. more
Brain changes may explain why exercise relieves autism in mice  MNT · 3 weeks
Voluntary exercise prompted the brain to prune surplus connections between nerve cells and reduced behavioral symptoms of ASD in a mouse model. more
Improved human brain organoids to boost neurological disease research  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Research has optimized the process of making human brain 'organoids' -- miniature 3D organ models -- so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain. Researchers can... more
Classification system based on co-occurring conditions may provide insight into autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Creating a classification system for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on co-occurring conditions could provide useful insights into the underlying mechanics of ASD and these conditions. more
Gut bacteria linked to metabolic changes and autism in new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have made an important discovery that may explain how gut bacteria could contribute to autism-like behaviors. more
Medical News Today: Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link  MNT · 4 weeks
New research in rodents finds additional evidence that the microbiome may influence the likelihood of developing autistic behaviors. more
Study confirms gut-brain link in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
People with autism often suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. Researchers have now discovered the same gene mutations – found both in the brain and the gut – could be the cause. more
Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link  MNT · 4 weeks
New research in rodents finds additional evidence that the microbiome may influence the likelihood of developing autistic behaviors. more
Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Up to 90 percent of people with autism suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. New research reveals the same gene mutations -- found both in the brain and the gut -- could be... more
$9.5 million grant funds brain imaging study aimed at detecting autism in early infancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A multicenter research team led jointly by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of North... more
Mutations within junk DNA linked to autism spectrum disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Using artificial intelligence, scientists have discovered mutations in parts of non-coding DNA known as “Junk DNA” that can lead to autism. more
Mutations in 'junk' DNA can cause autism, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Leveraging artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called 'junk' DNA can cause autism. more
Artificial intelligence technique identifies new class of mutations behind autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the 99% of the genome once considered "junk." Even though scientists... more
New causes of autism found in 'junk' DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Leveraging artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called 'junk' DNA can cause autism. The study is the first to functionally link such mutations to the neurodevelopmental condition and the... more
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