A new machine-learning algorithm could help practitioners identify autism in children more effectively.
Researchers found those on the autism spectrum with low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or decreased ApoA1 levels had lower adaptive functioning than others with ASD.
Rare variants of the autism-associated ANK2 gene alter the architecture and organization of neurons, potentially contributing to autism and neurodevelopmental comorbidities.
Children diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum by the age of 2.5 were three times more likely to exhibit improvements in core social symptoms than those diagnosed later.
A new study suggests the differences in the gut microbiome associated with autism may be a result of restricted dietary preferences, which are a common feature of ASD, rather than a cause of autism symptoms.
A common underlying defect in the formation of neural circuitry may contribute to the development of both autism and epilepsy, researchers report.
Female mice exposed to PBDEs, a type of flame-retardant found on everyday household items, pass on the chemicals to their developing offspring. In female offspring, this can cause alterations in social memories and behaviors which are reminiscent of hu…
A study of genetic data from people with autism and congenital heart disease identified 23 genes associated with heart disease. 12 of the genes were previously unknown.
Researchers have identified a specific form of autism marked by the presence of an excessive amount of synapses in the cerebral cortex. The abnormality may be linked to aberrant mTOR protein activity, a regulator of synapse production.
Reducing tau can prevent abnormal brain activity associated with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and epilepsy.
Researchers have linked Fragile X and SHANK3 deletion syndrome, two disorders associated with autism, to specific microscopic walking patterns.
Oxytocin therapy is ineffective at improving social skills in children on the autism spectrum.
Breathing difficulties associated with Pitt Hopkins syndrome, a rare form of autism, have been linked to a specific set of neurons in the brainstem.
Autistic children often misjudge the feelings of others because they do not use contextual cues to identify underlying emotions.
A 25-year study identifies a link between the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and an increased risk of developmental disorders, including ADHD, autism, and decreased IQ in children.
Between 1998 and 2018, the number of people diagnosed with autism has jumped by 787%. The rate of increase was greater for females, with the greatest rise in adults being diagnosed with ASD.
The way in which an infant visually examines an object may predict a later autism diagnosis, researchers say. Unusual visual inspection of items at 9 months was a strong predictor of an ASD diagnosis later in childhood.
A new study reveals there appears to be a neurobiological component that drives instantaneous compatibility, in mice at least. A variation of the PDE11 enzyme found in brain areas governing mood and motivation seems to control whether mice want to soci…
Reduced amounts of the placental hormone allopregnanolone caused behavioral and developmental changes in the brains of male mouse offspring similar to those seen in autism.
Autistic children and adults are better at holding and imitating relative pitch than they are with absolute pitch across both speech and song.