Autism
Analyzing a Facebook-fueled anti-vaccination attack: 'It's not all about autism'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Pitt scientists find a viral anti-vaccination Facebook campaign wasn't 'all about autism,' but instead centered on four distinct themes. more
Early exposure to pesticides linked to small increased risk of autism spectrum disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life is associated with a small to moderately increased... more
Study: Around one in hundred people has autism spectrum condition in China  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in the country has an autism spectrum... more
[Editors' Choice] Upsetting the excitatory-inhibitory balance hypothesis of autism  Science Magazine · 3 days
Increased excitatory-inhibitory ratio of neuronal activity may be protective rather than pathological in mouse model of autism. more
Using robots in autism therapy for children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Autistic children lack essential social and communication skills, and the type and severity of the symptoms experienced are wide-ranging. Because they have such diverse ways of expressing their emotions, it is difficult for therapists... more
Some children can 'recover' from autism, but problems often remain, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition.... more
Vast majority of children with autism have difficulties that require therapeutic, educational support  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, once considered a lifelong... more
UNH study finds how gender-biased protein may play role in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are one step closer to helping answer the question of why autism is four times more common in boys... more
Researchers identify role sex-biased protein may play in autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers are one step closer to helping answer the question of why autism is four times more common in boys than in girls after identifying and characterizing the connection of... more
Pittcon to raise autism awareness during 2019 conference  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Pittcon, the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science being held in Philadelphia, PA March 17-21 2019, is proud to announce its autism awareness efforts during this year’s conference. more
Pitton to raise autism awareness during 2019 conference  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Pittcon, the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science being held in Philadelphia, PA March 17-21 2019, is proud to announce its autism awareness efforts during this year’s conference. more
Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by... more
CD38 mutation and potential link to autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Oxytocin has been the focus of intense research around autism spectrum disorder (ASD) due to the hormone's reported positive effects on anxiety, empathy, social interaction, and maternal behavior. ASD is characterized by early onset... more
Child's elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major... more
Medical News Today: MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk  MNT · 2 weeks
Studies have already shown that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism. A new study goes one step... more
Specific brain activity patterns in people with autism may be used as therapeutic biomarkers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from Jülich, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, and the UK have discovered specific activity patterns in the brains of people... more
Large study finds no connection between MMR vaccine and autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Finally the verdict is out. A large study has proven conclusively that there is no association between Measles Mumps and Rubella combined vaccine or the MMR vaccine and... more
[Editors' Choice] Nature versus nurture in autism  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Structural MRI study of twins with autism reveals both genetic and environmental factors contribute to abnormal neural growth patterns. more
Autism: Brain activity as a biomarker  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered specific activity patterns in the brains of people with autism. These consistent patterns of functional connectivity might be used in the long term as therapeutic biomarkers. The idea behind this is that in... more
Confirmed: No Link Between Autism and Measles Vaccine, Even for 'At Risk' Kids  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Children who receive the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine are not at increased risk for autism, including children who are sometimes... more
Prenatal vitamins may reduce the risk of autism in high-risk families  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that mothers of children with autism may be able to reduce the risk of autism in further offspring by taking prenatal vitamins. more
Study examines if maternal prenatal vitamin use is linked to autism recurrence  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
This study examined whether prenatal vitamin use by mothers was associated with autism spectrum disorder recurrence in high-risk families. more
[Research Articles] Patients with autism spectrum disorders display reproducible functional connectivity alterations  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Despite the high clinical burden, little is known about pathophysiology underlying autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) studies have... more
Brain response to mom's voice found to be greatly diminished in children with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
For most children, the sound of their mother's voice triggers brain activity patterns distinct from those triggered by an unfamiliar... more
Brain response to mom's voice differs in kids with autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For most children, the sound of their mother's voice triggers brain activity patterns distinct from those triggered by an unfamiliar voice. But the unique brain response to mom's... more
First common risk genes discovered for autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A study has found the first common genetic risk variants for autism and uncovered genetic differences in clinical subgroups of autism. The discovery means that we will in future be able to determine the... more
Virtual reality shows promise for reducing fears and phobia in autistic adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In a new pilot study, autistic adults showed real-life, functional improvement after a combination treatment approach that included graded exposure to fear and anxiety-producing... more
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