This visual abstract depicts the comparative analyses of CNV in autism and schizophrenia. Credit: Itaru Kushima, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine Common genetic variants may underlie autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia across human populations, according to a study appearing September 11th in the journal Cell Reports. In line with previous studies in Caucasians, the […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Autism spectrum disorder—or ASD—is a developmental disability now diagnosed in about one in 37 boys and one in 151 girls in the United States. Researchers are learning more about why differences in the brain develop and result in autism spectrum disorder, which includes autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Both environmental factors and genetic risks are being […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Investigators at the UC Davis MIND Institute and NeuroPointDX, a division of Stemina Biomarker Discovery, have identified a group of blood metabolites that could help detect some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Part of the Children’s Autism Metabolome Project (CAMP), the largest metabolomic ASD study ever attempted, these findings are […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Depression affects almost 20 percent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that’s more than triple that seen in the general population. And young adults with autism who were relatively high-functioning —meaning they did not have intellectual disabilities—were actually at higher risk of depression than people with more severe forms of autism, […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute–led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering–are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A recent paper authored by Hahn and Jill James from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders discusses […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 12 2018 Common genetic variants may underlie autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia across human populations, according to a study appearing September 11th in the journal Cell Reports. In line with previous studies in Caucasians, the researchers found that Japanese individuals with autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia have overlapping copy number variations (CNVs)–inter-individual variations in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that elevated levels of a metabolite of the banned insecticide DDT in the blood of pregnant women are linked to increased risk for autism in the offspring. An international research team led by investigators at Columbia University’s Mailman School of […]Continue Reading ...
New research on autism has found, in a mouse model, that drug treatment at a young age can reverse social impairments. But the same intervention was not effective at an older age. The study is the first to shed light on the crucial timing of therapy to improve social impairments in a condition associated with […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Collaborative music lessons in schools improve the attitudes of pupils towards their peers with autism, a new study in the journal Autism reports. Led by Anna Cook, Ph.D. student at the University of Surrey, researchers found that the interactive sessions produced findings that could potentially reduce bullying of autistic students. The […]Continue Reading ...
Robot interaction with child with ASD, alongside a caregiver. Credit: Scassellati et al., Sci. Robot. 3, eaat7544 (2018) Robots may hold the keys to social success for kids with autism. That’s the takeaway from an experimental home-based therapy in which autonomous “social” robots modeled and encouraged behaviors like maintaining eye contact and paying attention while […]Continue Reading ...
Raúl Méndez and Eulàlia Belloc from the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab at IRB Barcelona. Credit: Institute for Research in Biomedicine-IRB Most individuals with autism spectrum disorder cannot be distinguished by physical traits or by severe neurological symptoms. In fact, these cases can be identified only on the basis of certain behaviours, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Petr Kratochvil/public domain While people with autism may avoid eye contact in one-on-one conversations, they may not avoid looking at people in photos, according to Penn State researchers. Krista Wilkinson, professor of communication sciences and disorders, said previously it was thought that people with autism had a hard time focusing on humans in photos, […]Continue Reading ...
Investigators at the UC Davis MIND Institute and NeuroPointDX, a division of Stemina Biomarker Discovery, have identified a group of blood metabolites that could help detect some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Part of the Children’s Autism Metabolome Project (CAMP), the largest metabolomic ASD study ever attempted, these findings are a key step toward […]Continue Reading ...
Kyle Barton is a 28-year-old guy on the autism spectrum. But he lives like the diagnosis isn’t there. It’s not that he’s in denial; he just doesn’t like the autism label. He’s got other things on his mind, such as designing the latest development in a virtual learning program steered by the University of Texas […]Continue Reading ...
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