Autism News
July 28, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 11:32am EDT

More Autism News
July 28, 2015

Medical Odyssey of an Undiagnosed Child

July 21, 2015 — For parents of children with ADNP-related autism syndrome, the mystery surrounding their infants' suffering can be even more agonizing than the syndrome itself, which has no known cure. Recent ... read more

Potential Target Pathway May Pave Way for New Therapeutic Approaches for Fragile X Syndrome, Autism

July 16, 2015 — The protein APP plays a significant role in the development of fragile X syndrome (FXS) at young stages, a new study suggests. Researchers identified an unexpected biological pathway as a promising ... read more

July 16, 2015 — By analyzing blood flow in the brain, a team of researchers was able to observe the interactions between different regions in the brain in real time. Their new imaging technique could help with the ... read more

Review Examines Nutritional Issues Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder

July 15, 2015 — There is consensus that children with autism have selective eating patterns, food neophobia, limited food repertoire, and sensory issues. Researchers now report that there are inconsistent results ... read more

New Evidence Linking Brain Mutation to Autism, Epilepsy and Other Neuro Disorders

July 15, 2015 — The extent a mutation associated with autism and epilepsy plays in impairing a biochemical process in the brain has been revealed by researchers. The study, they say, could provide a new target for ... read more

Lower-Intensity Treatment as Effective as High-Intensity for Children With High-Functioning Autism, Study Shows

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have found that reducing the intensity of their comprehensive summer treatment (summerMAX) yielded improvements for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) that ... read more

Dads' Parenting of Children With Autism Improves Moms' Mental Health

July 14, 2015 — Fathers who read to, care for children with autism at 9 months reduce mothers' levels of depression and stress when children reach age ... read more

MRI Studies Point to Brain Connectivity Changes in Autism Spectrum Disorders

July 14, 2015 — Studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are beginning to reveal differences in brain connectivity -- the ways that different parts of the brain are connected to each other and work ... read more

Brain Study Reveals Insights Into Genetic Basis of Autism

July 13, 2015 — A link between autism and genetic changes in some segments of DNA that are responsible for switching on genes in the brain has been uncovered by researchers. The finding is the result of a ... read more

Predicting Happiness of Couples Raising Children With Autism

July 7, 2015 — To understand what helps moms and dads of children with autism spectrum disorder strengthen their bond, researchers are examining the individual factors that predict relationship satisfaction for ... read more

Brain Abnormalities in People With Schizophrenia Identified

July 7, 2015 — Structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia have been identified by researchers, providing insight into how the condition may develop and respond to ... read more

Research Breakthrough to Treat Girls-Only Epilepsy

July 6, 2015 — A breakthrough discovery is expected to help thousands of young girls worldwide who are suffering from a rare yet debilitating form of epilepsy, an international team led by a genetics expert ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder. But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in early infancy are less likely to demonstrate ... read more

Small RNAs Found to Play Important Roles in Memory Formation

June 30, 2015 — A type of genetic material called “microRNA” plays surprisingly different roles in the formation of memory in animal models, researchers have found. In some cases, these RNAs increase memory, ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Our brain recognizes objects within milliseconds, even if it only receives rudimentary visual information. Researchers believe that reliable and fast recognition works because the brain is constantly ... read more

Study Examines Cesarean Section Delivery, Autism Spectrum Disorder

June 24, 2015 — The initial results of a study suggested that children born by Cesarean section were 21 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder but that association did not hold up in ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to ... read more

Autism: Value of an Integrated Approach to Diagnosis

June 19, 2015 — Researchers have combined three clinical, neurophysiological and genetic approaches in order to better understand the brain mechanisms that cause autism. When tested on two families, this strategy ... read more

June 11, 2015 — People with autism are often described as 'seeing the world differently.' They tend to show superior perception for details, like, for example, the autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire's ... read more

Interactions Between Cortical, Subcortical Regions Important in Hypersensitivity in Autism

June 11, 2015 — A research team has identified an abnormally high synchrony between the sensory cortices involved in perception and subcortical regions relaying information from the sensory organs to the cortex. ... read more

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015