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May 26, 2015

Possible Role of Gut Bacteria in Autism

May 7, 2015 — Autism:  for a condition that continues to confound researchers and physicians alike, a doctor believes that research into the role of the microbiome could hold a key to new treatments and ... read more

Some Children Lose Autism Diagnosis but Still Struggle

Apr. 26, 2015 — About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required ... read more

Discovery May Open Door for Treating Fragile X Carriers

Apr. 24, 2015 — Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don't have full-blown ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have identified the role that a key protein associated with autism and the co-occurrence of alcohol dependency and depression plays in forming the spines that create new connections in ... read more

Can a Parent's Concerns Predict Autism?

Apr. 23, 2015 — New research shows that many parents notice signs of autism spectrum disorder in their infant children far before an official diagnosis. The study concludes that parental concerns for their children ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of a genetic link between prodigy and autism. The scientists found that child prodigies in their sample share some of the same genetic variations with ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Scientists have delved into critical questions about life outcomes beyond clinical interventions for young people with autism spectrum disorder. New results show a wide range of experiences and ... read more

Surprising Contributor to Rett Syndrome Identified

Apr. 21, 2015 — The immune system is designed to protect us from disease. But what if it was malfunctioning? Would it make a disease worse? That appears to be the case with Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental ... read more

Parent Training Can Reduce Serious Behavioral Problems in Young Children With Autism

Apr. 21, 2015 — A multi-site study finds young children with autism spectrum disorder and serious behavioral problems respond positively to a 24-week structured parent training. The benefits of parent training ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders ... read more

Autism-Epilepsy Connection Explored in Four Studies

Apr. 20, 2015 — Epilepsy affects nearly 30 percent of all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurobehavioral condition marked by impaired social and language development. Conversely, many patients with ... read more

Is There Such a Thing as 'Pure' Autism? Genetic Analysis Says No

Apr. 20, 2015 — The search for genes that contribute to the risk for autism has made tremendous strides over the past 3 years. As this field has advanced, investigators have wondered whether the diversity of ... read more

Father (and Mother) Knows Best: Healthcare Providers' Responses to Parental Concerns Can Delay Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Apr. 15, 2015 — Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can develop symptoms before 2 years of age and usually can be diagnosed by 3 years of age; early identification of ASD is associated with improved ... read more

Violent Video Games Not Linked to Aggression in Adults With Autism

Apr. 14, 2015 — Following the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, some in the media and the public speculated a link existed between autism spectrum disorder and violence and, in particular, that violent video ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Autism Awareness Among Future Healthcare Workers Still Has Room for Improvement

Apr. 13, 2015 — April is National Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the developmental disability among Americans. But a recent study that examines knowledge about autism spectrum disorder ... read more

Role of IRBIT Protien in Development of Behavior

Apr. 13, 2015 — The protein IRBIT has been identified by scientists as a key player in preventing hyperactivity and abnormal social behaviors from developing. The protein IRBIT is abundant in dendrites--the parts of ... read more

Mystery of Rett Timing Explained in MeCP2 Binding

Apr. 13, 2015 — Scientists have puzzled over the fact that infants with the postnatal neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome show symptoms of the disorder from one to two years after birth. Now they unravel the ... read more

Journal Writing Can Help Mothers Raising a Child With Autism Manage Stress

Apr. 15, 2015 — Mothers raising a child with autism can manage stress through emotional disclosure in journal writing, an occupational therapy professor reports. These mothers can get burned out because if there is ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — In a small study, researchers found that DNA from the sperm of men whose children had early signs of autism shows distinct patterns of regulatory tags that could contribute to the condition. Autism ... read more

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