Autism
Noncoding mutations contribute to autism risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A whole-genome sequencing study of nearly 2,000 families has implicated mutations in 'promoter regions' of the genome -- regions that precede the start of a gene -- in autism. The study is the first genome-wide analysis... more
A role for microRNAs in social behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have uncovered a microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength and is involved in the control of social behavior in mammals. The researchers presume that their discovery may point to new therapeutic strategies for... more
Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Transcriptome-wide isoform-level dysregulation in ASD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder  Science Magazine · 5 days
Most genetic risk for psychiatric disease lies in regulatory regions, implicating pathogenic dysregulation of gene expression and splicing. However, comprehensive assessments of transcriptomic organization in diseased brains are limited. In... more
Genome-wide de novo risk score implicates promoter variation in autism spectrum disorder  Science Magazine · 5 days
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has facilitated the first genome-wide evaluations of the contribution of de novo noncoding mutations to complex disorders. Using WGS, we identified... more
Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children's Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders in the emergency department reduces... more
Genetic background of autistic spectrum disorders with stem cell dysfunction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recently completed study provides new information on functional changes in the brain connected with autistic spectrum disorders. The findings help identify factors related to the individual manifestation... more
Gene-brain association occurs differently in toddlers with autism and poor language development  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Cyprus and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have identified... more
Robots could help improve social skills of children with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An emotionally intelligent, partially autonomous social robot could help children with autism spectrum disorder improve their social skills, according to EU-funded researchers who have been developing the next... more
Brain responses to language in toddlers with Autism linked to altered gene expression  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have identified a previously unknown, large-scale association between molecular gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells and altered neural responses to... more
How many kids have autism? US government measures 3 ways  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A new U.S. government estimate on autism doesn't necessarily mean the numbers of kids affected is rising more
Medical News Today: What to know about autism  MNT · 4 weeks
Autism is a set of psychological behaviors often characterized by an emphasis on routine and repetition, fixed behavioral patterns, and impaired social interaction. There are many levels of severity in autism, which... more
Prebiotic supplement may be effective alternative to reduce GI disturbances in autistic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Diets free from gluten and casein are often recommended as a way to reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems in children with autistic spectrum... more
Stability of core language skill from infancy to adolescence in typical and atypical development  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Command of language is a fundamental life skill, a cornerstone of cognitive and socioemotional development, and a necessary ingredient for... more
Medical News Today: What does autism look like in the brain?  MNT · 4 weeks
A new study offers a fresh perspective on how autism works in the brain. Symptoms, the authors say, may be linked to persistent connections in the... more
What does autism look like in the brain?  MNT · 4 weeks
A new study offers a fresh perspective on how autism works in the brain. Symptoms, the authors say, may be linked to persistent connections in the brain. more
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