Autism
Infants at high risk for autism are less attuned to differences in speech patterns  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A new study by Columbia University researchers found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences... more
Do you hear what I hear?  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
A new study found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants. The findings suggest that interventions to improve language skills should begin during infancy for... more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: High functioning autism  MNT · 1 day
'You don’t seem autistic' is something that I hear a lot. My name is Jonathan Rowland, and this is my experience of living with autism. more
Zebrafish embryo could help better understand the potential underpinnings of brain disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A close look at the rapidly developing zebrafish embryo is helping neuroscientists better understand the potential underpinnings of brain disorders, including autism and schizophrenia. more
Virtual reality helps police learn to interact with autistic  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who suffer from autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry. more
Infants later diagnosed with autism do not initiate joint attention themselves, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In typical development, both infants and their parents flexibly use verbal and non-verbal behaviors to establish frequent episodes of joint attention, such... more
Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react adequately when others initiate joint attention, but seldom actively seek to establish such episodes themselves. This finding... more
A smart system helps children with autism improve socialization skills  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University Medical School has found that children with autism improved measurably on a test of socialization and learning when their therapy... more
New assessment tools capture implicit signs of word knowledge in individuals with Level 3 ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Tests that assess vocabulary among individuals with the severest forms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are notoriously... more
Children of both young and old parents share risk for certain neurodevelopment disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Results of a new study reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children,... more
Parental age linked to children's risk for neuropsychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Results of a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, reports that parental age is linked to the risk for... more
Children with autism have difficulties in reading and narration, shows research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children with autism may be good at reading a text one word at a time, but simultaneously have problems in understanding and retelling the content of... more
Scientists succeed in testing potential brain-based method to diagnose autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have taken the first step in developing an objective, brain-based test to diagnose autism. more
Scientific Meeting » Addressing the Mental Health Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum  NIMH · 1 week
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Working Group will host a workshop to discuss mental... more
Brain changes in autism traced to specific cell types  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according to a new study. more
Single-cell genomics identifies cell type-specific molecular changes in autism  Science Magazine · 1 week
Despite the clinical and genetic heterogeneity of autism, bulk gene expression studies show that changes in the neocortex of autism patients converge on common genes and pathways. However, direct assessment... more
Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of age  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study suggests that autism spectrum disorder may be accurately diagnosed from 14 months of age, almost 3 years less than current diagnoses. more
Study: Under-connectivity is the underlying cause of brain disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Under-connectivity, or too few connections in the brain, is the underlying cause of brain disorders like autism and schizophrenia, according to a recent study from investigators at the George Washington... more
A step toward better understanding brain anatomy of autism spectrum disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study set out to settle some of the discrepancies related to brain anatomy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), employing a large dataset to obtain... more
[Focus] Tinkering with the vasopressin pathway in autism  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Two clinical trials targeting the vasopressin pathway in autism highlight continuing challenges in outcome measures and statistical power. more
Researchers seek to settle some discrepancies related to brain anatomy and ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder are often lumped into a single catch-all group, despite significant differences in symptom profile and severity. more
Autism estimates for the USA are wildly inaccurate, say experts at INSAR 2019  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Research presented at INSAR 2019 suggests that autism estimates are wildly inaccurate as they do not involve sufficient data on families from... more
Lack of autism risk gene disrupts prefrontal cortex connectivity in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Adult male mice lacking the gene Shank3 display structural and functional deficits in the prefrontal cortex, finds a study published in JNeurosci. more
Medical News Today: Levels of autism: Everything you need to know  MNT · 3 weeks
Doctors can diagnose three different levels of autism, which vary in their severity. Getting the correct diagnosis can help ensure that a person receives the right... more
Levels of autism: Everything you need to know  MNT · 3 weeks
Doctors can diagnose three different levels of autism, which vary in their severity. Getting the correct diagnosis can help ensure that a person receives the right treatment and support. Learn more here. more
Targeting antidiuretic hormone vasopressin shows promise for autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with no known drug treatment up until now. Researchers have finally found tweaking certain hormones could help patients with autism. There were two independent clinical trials... more
Viral infections during pregnancy linked to behavioral abnormalities in offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioral alterations in autism or schizophrenia. more
Viral infection in utero associated with behavioral abnormalities in offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioural alterations in autism or schizophrenia, research by the University of... more
Can manipulating a ‘social’ hormone’s activity treat autism?  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Vasopressin nasal spray improved symptoms, but so did blocking the molecule’s effects more
Researchers find potential link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
An international team led by Duke-NUS Medical School has found a potential link between autistic-like behavior in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in... more
Possible link between autism and antidepressants use during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An international team has found a potential link between autistic-like behavior in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in the womb. They also identified a treatment that helped... more
Autism diagnoses in children as young as 14 months appears to be remarkably stable  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that... more
Autism diagnoses prove highly stable as early as 14 months  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier treatment is feasible. more
Study evaluates diagnostic stability of early autism spectrum disorder in toddlers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Autism spectrum disorder is common in children and is, on average, generally detected and treated by about age 4. more
Gene variant linked to sleep problems in autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have found that sleep problems in patients with autism spectrum disorder may be linked to a mutation in the gene SHANK3 that in turn regulates the genes of the body's 24-hour... more
Gene repair improves seizure and memory in adult mouse models of autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study challenges the presumption that people born with developmental brain disorders such as severe autism will benefit from medical interventions only if... more
Medical News Today: What is the GAPS diet? A complete overview  MNT · 4 weeks
The GAPS diet aims to ‘cure’ psychological conditions such as autism and dyslexia by changing a person’s diet. We look at the evidence, uses, and controversies... more
What is the GAPS diet? A complete overview  MNT · 4 weeks
The GAPS diet aims to ‘cure’ psychological conditions such as autism and dyslexia by changing a person’s diet. We look at the evidence, uses, and controversies around this dietary intervention. more
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