Autism
Difference between people with autism and rest of the population is shrinking, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Around the world, the number of people diagnosed with autism is rising. In the United States, the prevalence of the... more
Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a research team finds. more
'Key player' identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism. more
Scientists identify specific gene that plays key role in several psychiatric conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions,... more
Autistic boy stabbed with syringes, and nurse loses license  ABC NEWS · 1 week
New Jersey regulators have revoked the nursing license of a woman caught on security cameras stabbing an autistic teenager with syringes when he failed to comply with her instructions more
Nurse loses license in stabbing of autistic boy with needles  ABC NEWS · 1 week
New Jersey regulators have revoked the nursing license of a woman caught on security cameras stabbing an autistic teenager with needles when he failed to comply with her... more
New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response... more
Decoding abnormal touch sensitivity in autism spectrum disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The inability to tolerate light touch is a telltale feature of autism and one of the disorder's many perplexing symptoms. It has defied treatment, and its precise origins have remained somewhat of... more
UCLA-led researchers identify 69 genes that increase risk for autism spectrum disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. more
New initiative launched to support development and application of psychology research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In recent years, efforts to understand the workings of the mind have taken on new-found urgency. Not only are psychological and neurological disorders -- from Alzheimer's... more
One therapy bests others at motivating kids with autism to speak, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant speech delays to talk,... more
Pivotal response training works better than other therapies at motivating kids with autism to talk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant... more
Improving relationships helps reduce stress, depression in mothers of children with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Mothers of young children with autism who focus on improving the quality of their own relationship skills--as opposed to teaching developmental skills to their... more
Estrogen exposure during fetal life increases autism risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In a new study, scientists confirmed that babies who are exposed to higher levels of estrogen while they are in the womb are more likely to be autistic. The study titled, 'Foetal... more
Brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Neuroscientists have identified a brain region linked to altered social interactions in an autism model. Restoring activity of a specific forebrain region in a mouse model also reversed... more
High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. more
Scientists identify link between high levels of estrogen in the womb and autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing... more
Scientists reverse social traits associated with autism in mouse model  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Research has been ongoing in the field of genetic mutations and changes and brain and other neural disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and a new study in... more
Neuroscientists identify brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model  MIT · 4 weeks
In a mouse model, restoring activity of a specific forebrain region reverses social traits associated with autism. more
Maternal behavior in mice linked to oxytocin-sensitive cells in the female brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A startling new study shows that cells that are exquisitely sensitive to oxytocin are found in a tiny region in the brains of female... more
'Junk' DNA mutations highly significant in autism and stroke  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Non-coding DNA, junk DNA, genetic dark matter – these are all names for the 98% of DNA that doesn’t directly code for proteins but is crucial in regulating protein synthesis.... more
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