Credit: CC0 Public Domain For decades, scientists have examined how regions of the brain communicate to understand autism. Researchers at University of Utah Health believe the symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain. The details of their study are available November 16 in the journal JAMA Network Open. “People […]Continue Reading ...
A network of more than 200 genes encoding proteins with diverse cellular roles was revealed in a non-biased CRISPR screen for regulators of microexon splicing. Many of the genes have previously been linked to autism. Credit: Thomas Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis Donnelly Centre researchers have uncovered a genetic network linked to autism. The findings, described in the journal […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Babies exposed in the womb to the majority of medications that target neurotransmitter systems, including typical targets of antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs, are not any more likely to develop autism than non-exposed babies, according to research conducted at The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of […]Continue Reading ...
Short home videos can be used to diagnose autism in children, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The research, which was published online Nov. 27 in PLOS Medicine, expands on a 2014 feasibility study on the topic by the same researchers. In the new study, the scientists employed machine learning […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Pexels Autistic children are increasingly being suspended or expelled from school, because of “behavioural problems” official figures show. Some regions in the UK have seen a 100% increase in these types of exclusions since 2011. Research carried out by myself and colleagues at Sheffield Hallam University demonstrates the devastating consequences these exclusions have for […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Utah have discovered that the symptoms seen in autism may be linked to how regions of the brain communicate. Andrii Vodolazhskyi | Shutterstock The study, which has recently been published in the journal JAMA Network Open, suggests that the symptoms may be the result of sustained connections between brain regions. […]Continue Reading ...
In a world first, breakthrough research from La Trobe University has shown that toddlers with autism are just as capable of learning important life skills through early-intervention delivered in mainstream pre-schools as in specialized settings. Over a period of three years, 44 children aged between 15 and 32 months were randomly assigned to classrooms that […]Continue Reading ...
“We’re trying to identify early brain processes that will impact behaviors in children when they are older,” said Anubhuti Goel, a postdoctoral researcher in neurology at UCLA and first author of the study. Credit: University of California, Los Angeles Using a genetic technique that allows certain neurons in the brain to be switched on or […]Continue Reading ...
Kids’ interactions with talking robots—which behave in a standardized, bias-free manner—could reveal telltale signs in very young children destined to develop autism.Continue Reading ...
Credit: American Chemical Society Children with autism often find social interactions awkward, leaving them isolated. Now in a study appearing in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, scientists report that they have discovered a first-of-its-kind compound that promotes social interaction among laboratory mice that display autistic traits. The finding could lead to the development of drugs […]Continue Reading ...
“Autism spectrum disorder is a common condition that merits screening and early treatment,” said Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, a psychiatry researcher at Columbia University.Continue Reading ...
Research in mice indicates that there’s a sensitive period for reversing social deficits in tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic condition that commonly includes autism spectrum disorder. IN the model, the TSC1 gene was deleted only in cerebellar Purkinje cells, which have been implicated in autism. Credit: Peter Tsai New research on autism has found, in […]Continue Reading ...
Environmental metal and metalloid pollution (lead, mercury, aluminum, and arsenic) may induce autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) Credit: Vyacheslav Sheludkov Russian researchers, together with their foreign colleagues, have demonstrated that environmental metal and metalloid pollution (lead, mercury, aluminum, and arsenic) may induce autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and have considered possible mechanisms of exposure to these substances. […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — A short parent questionnaire may be able to identify gastrointestinal disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published online Oct. 22 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Kara G. Margolis, M.D., […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has found that babies in the womb who are exposed to medications that target neurotransmitters, including antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs, are at no more risk of developing autism than babies who are not exposed to these drugs. Image Credit: Kaya Shelest / Shutterstock However, the researchers did find that autism rates are […]Continue Reading ...
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