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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

Machine Learning Puts New Lens on Autism Screening and Diagnostics

July 12, 2016 — Researchers are now exploring whether machine learning might play an important role in helping screen for autism and guide caregiver and practitioner ... read more

Reasons for Delays in Early Autism Diagnoses in Australia

July 1, 2016 — A new study has found many Australian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not be diagnosed until long after initial signs appear, prompting calls for improvements to the diagnostic ... read more

July 1, 2016 — A new study has found that paracetamol (acetaminophen), which is used extensively during pregnancy, has a strong association with autism spectrum symptoms in boys and for both genders in relation to ... read more

Insights Into Neurons That Cause Symptoms of Rett Syndrome Could Guide New Therapy Search

June 28, 2016 — Two studies in mice reveal new insights into neurons that mediate symptoms typical of the postnatal neurological disorder Rett ... read more

Gene Hunters Find Rare Inherited Mutations Linked to Bipolar Disorder

June 27, 2016 — Using so-called next-generation genome sequencing, researchers have identified 84 potential inherited gene mutations that may contribute to the most severe forms of bipolar disorder. About 5.6 ... read more

June 27, 2016 — New research findings in mice may help explain how viral infection during pregnancy raises the risk of autism and schizophrenia in their offspring. The study may explain, among other things, how the ... read more

June 23, 2016 — A molecule that enables strong communication between our brain and muscles appears to also aid essential communication between our neurons, scientists ... read more

Helping Children With Autism Transfer New Communication Skills from Home to School

June 22, 2016 — A new study is testing whether an intervention with parents and teachers can help children with autism transfer newly acquired social communication skills from home into ... read more

Assisted Dying for Psychiatric Disorders: Serious Public Health Impact

June 21, 2016 — Offering medical assistance in dying to people in Canada on the basis of psychiatric illnesses could put vulnerable people at risk, argues a new Canadian ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Psychologists have found that the silencing of a specific gene may affect human social behavior, including a person's ability to form healthy relationships or to recognize the emotional states ... read more

Sharing Treatment Decisions Challenges Doctors, Parents of Young Children With Autism

June 20, 2016 — Parents of young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may experience significant difficulties in discussing treatment options with the child's pediatrician, according to new ... read more

Mothers With Diabetes More Likely to Also Have Anti-Fetal Brain Autoantibodies

June 17, 2016 — Mothers of children with autism and were diagnosed with metabolic conditions during pregnancy, particularly gestational and type 2 diabetes, were more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies ... read more

Having a Relative With Epilepsy May Increase Your Risk of Being Diagnosed With Autism

June 16, 2016 — Having a first-degree relative with epilepsy may increase a person's risk of being diagnosed with autism, according to a new ... read more

June 16, 2016 — The absence of a one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers report. By adding this bacteria species back to the guts of affected mice, the researchers were able ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Autism spectrum disorders are generally thought to be caused by deficits in brain development, but a study in mice now suggests that at least some aspects of the disorder -- including how touch is ... read more

Stress Exposure During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of Children With Autism

June 7, 2016 — Stress during pregnancy has been linked to several conditions, including some instances of autism spectrum disorder. Now, researchers have observed a variant of a stress-sensitive gene and exposure ... read more

Autism With Intellectual Disability Linked to Mother's Immune Dysfunction During Pregnancy

June 7, 2016 — Pregnant women with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, proteins that control communication between cells of the immune system, may be at significantly greater risk of having a ... read more

June 3, 2016 — In a study using tadpoles, neuroscientists tracked how the brain develops its sense of whether two sensory inputs -- for example, vision and touch -- happened at the same ... read more

June 1, 2016 — A new mouse model is the first to show that when more of a specific biological molecule moves between different parts of nerve cells in the mouse brain, it can lead to behaviors that resembles some ... read more

June 1, 2016 — A characteristic called systemizing provides insight into what makes and motivates a hacker, says new ... read more

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