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April 24, 2017

Article Examines Studies on Antidepressants, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Apr. 17, 2017 — A new article reviews and analyzes a small collection of studies on fetal exposure to antidepressants and autism spectrum ... read more

Infections During Pregnancy May Interfere With Genes Linked to Prenatal Brain Development

Mar. 21, 2017 — If a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection -- but this self-defense mechanism may also have a small influence how her ... read more

Insight Into Day-to-Day Lives of Parents Raising Children With Autism

Mar. 21, 2017 — A new study looks at the daily experiences of the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child ... read more

Treatment Window for Fragile X Likely Doesn't Close After Childhood

Mar. 20, 2017 — A new study looked into human and rat brain samples and found that the biological structures potentially contributing to Fragile X syndrome are present in adult brains -- something that mouse samples ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new, highly accurate method that analyzes metabolic biomarkers to assess whether a child is on the autism ... read more

Grandma Knows Best: New Research Explains How Family Members Can Impact an Autism Diagnosis

Mar. 15, 2017 — Frequent interactions with grandparents, especially grandmothers, lowered the age of autism diagnosis by as much as five months in children, new research ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — New insight has been gained into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of Autism Spectrum ... read more

Defect in Non-Coding DNA Might Trigger Brain Disorders Such as Severe Language Impairment

Mar. 14, 2017 — Genetic variation in the non-coding DNA could give rise to language impairments in children and other neurodevelopmental disorders including schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder, scientists ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Researchers have observed that a protein called SHANK prevents the spread of breast cancer cells to the surrounding tissue. The SHANK protein has been previously studied only in the central nervous ... read more

Researcher Calls on the Scientific Community to Defend Individuals With Disabilities

Mar. 9, 2017 — The potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) threatens to eliminate critical mental and behavioral health services for people living with autism and other ... read more

Don't Be Distracted: The Real Issues in Autism Are Threats to Funding, Services, Say Experts

Mar. 9, 2017 — With so much focus in recent months on the scientifically discredited notion that childhood vaccines cause autism, the real threats to health care and services for people with autism and other ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Networks consist of many types of neurons, including some that send excitatory signals, increasing the likelihood of other neurons firing, and some that send inhibitory signals, decreasing the ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of autism. A team of researchers, however, has provided a promising lead in battling this disease. The scientists identified a single protein that appears ... read more

Study Tests the 'Three-Hit' Theory of Autism

Mar. 7, 2017 — Could a genetic predisposition to autism together with early stress have a more detrimental effect on boys than on girls? In experiments with mice, researchers found evidence that three factors -- ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Concrete links between the symptoms of autism and synesthesia have been discovered and clarified for the first time. New research finds similarities between the two conditions and suggests how they ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as previously thought, new brain research has determined. The research has ... read more

World's Largest Autism Genome Database Shines New Light on Many 'Autisms'

Mar. 6, 2017 — An additional 18 gene variations have been identified that appear to increase the risk of autism. The study involved the analysis of 5,205 whole genomes from families affected by autism -- making it ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — A national research network found that many toddlers diagnosed with autism at two years of age had a substantially greater amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at six and 12 months of age, ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Results of a small study of adults with autism has added to evidence that their brains can learn to compensate for some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in ... read more

Adolescents With Autism Four Times More Likely to Visit Emergency Department

Feb. 28, 2017 — Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) use emergency-department services four times as often as their peers without autism, according to researchers. The findings suggest that youth with ... read more

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