Autism News
March 23, 2017

Latest Headlines
updated 4:05am EDT

More Autism News
March 23, 2017

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

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

Feb. 23, 2017 — It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions -- one inherited from mom and one from dad -- is treated the same. A new study shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the brain to ... read more

Removing Barriers to Early Intervention for Autistic Children: A New Model Shows Promise

Feb. 23, 2017 — Acting on recommendations from the South Carolina Act Early Team, South Carolina changed its policies to pay for early intensive behavioral intervention in children under three revealed to be at high ... read more

Sorting out Risk Genes for Brain Development Disorders

Feb. 23, 2017 — Gene discovery research is uncovering similarities and differences underlying a variety of disorders affecting the developing brain, including autism, attention deficits, tics, intellectual ... read more

OCD-Like Behavior Linked to Genetic Mutation

Feb. 22, 2017 — A new study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive and repetitive behaviors much like obsessive-compulsive disorder ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a new ... read more

Drugs That Alter Inhibitory Targets Offer Therapeutic Strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers recently discovered that an inhibitory brain receptor triggers synaptic pruning in adolescence. Drugs that selectively target these receptors, when administered during adolescence, can ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet ... read more

Outdoor Adventure Program Is a Promising Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new study finds outdoor challenge-based interventions may be effective in reducing the overall severity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ... read more

Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children With Fragile X Syndrome

Feb. 14, 2017 — A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the ... read more

Brain Stem Volume Linked to Aggression in Autism

Feb. 9, 2017 — New research from autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism -- clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — A new molecular pathway that inhibits the myelination of neurons in the brains of patients with the rare genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) has been discovered by researchers. The ... read more

'Goldilocks' Genes That Tell the Tale of Human Evolution Hold Clues to Variety of Diseases

Feb. 8, 2017 — A relatively short list of genes are candidates for a suite of diseases including autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, and ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — Researchers have induced empathy-like behavior by identifying then manipulating a brain circuit in an experimental model, an indication that new strategies may help people with autism spectrum ... read more

How Does the Brain Make Perceptual Predictions Over Time? There's a Theory for That

Feb. 6, 2017 — A neuroscientist offers a new framework to explain how the brain makes predictions. He outlines how “prediction” may be a general principle of cortical function—along with the ... read more

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Friday, December 23, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016