Autism
Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism. The study also shows significant progress towards... more
Researcher wins $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of... more
How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world  REUTERS · 3 days
A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and data... more
Study: Psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism are linked to larger amygdala  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Preschool-age girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face greater challenges with emotional and behavioral problems than similar age boys with ASD. more
America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression. more
Survey finds US adults see vaccines as less important than they did in 2001  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new survey reveals that US parents are increasingly opting to not vaccinate their children, with support for vaccines down... more
Autistic mothers experience higher rates of post-natal depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Autistic mothers are more likely to report post-natal depression compared to non-autistic mothers, according to a new study of mothers of autistic children carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge. more
Missing a key protein in the brain can cause autism-like behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists at Rutgers University-Newark have discovered that when a key protein needed to generate new brain cells during prenatal and early childhood development is missing, part... more
One-fourth of children with autism miss diagnosis, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder -; most of them black or Hispanic -; are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life. more
Addressing resilience, emotional health within families of children with chronic conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Be it autism, sickle cell or other life-disrupting health conditions, being the parent of a child with a chronic condition takes a psychological toll. For too... more
Judo holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior among children with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism spectrum disorder and holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior,... more
One-fourth of children with autism are undiagnosed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder -- most of them black or Hispanic -- are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life. more
Families of autistic children experience high physical, mental and emotional burdens  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study. more
Researchers identify key biomarkers for predicting autism in newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Because early detection of autism is linked to significantly improved outcomes, the discovery of early predictors could make all the difference in a child's development. more
Identical twins with ASD have large differences in symptom severity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Identical twins with autism spectrum disorder often experience large differences in symptom severity even though they share the same DNA, according to an analysis funded by the National... more
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