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Pathbreaking study by Israeli and American neuroscientists reveals autism's 'noisy' secret

26 May 2015 | 4:00 pm

3-D simulator provides multi-sensory experience of motion through a 'star field,' and reveals the inner workings of the autistic brainStrapped into a motion-enabled simulator and wearing 3D...

Fine particulate air pollution associated with increased risk of childhood autism

22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm

Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child's life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder...

Development of face perception in Japanese children

22 May 2015 | 11:00 am

Face perception plays an important role in social communication. There have been many studies of face perception in human using non-invasive neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods, but studies...

Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism

21 May 2015 | 10:00 am

NIH-funded study could have implications for treatmentA guinea pig from the study. The skin conductance sensor can be seen on the child's wrist. Credit: Marguerite O'Haire, Ph.D.

Nerve cells use each other as maps

20 May 2015 | 10:00 am

When nerve cells form in an embryo they do not start off in the right place but have to be guided to their final position by navigating a kind of molecular and cellular "map" in order to function...

Perspective-taking difficulties diminished when autistic and psychosis tendencies balance

15 May 2015 | 1:00 pm

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shed new light on the relationship between autistic tendencies and psychosis proneness in neurotypical adults.

Cause of regression in individuals with Down syndrome identified

15 May 2015 | 7:00 am

Individuals with regressive Down syndrome return to baseline functioning when treated for CatatoniaDown syndrome, the most common chromosomal disorder in America, can be complicated by...

Researchers provide further insight into male bias of autism

14 May 2015 | 8:00 am

A series of newly published studies has examined the role that sex and gender plays in autism, providing new insights into the male bias of the condition.

Brain cells capable of 'early-career' switch

14 May 2015 | 7:00 am

Salk scientists find a single molecule that controls the fate of mature sensory neuronsNeighboring neurons in the area of the brain known as the thalamus are shown making connections to the...

For children with autism, trips to the dentist just got easier

14 May 2015 | 7:00 am

Adjusting the environment to be more soothing could eliminate the need for general anesthesia to cope with routine cleaningsGoing to the dentist might have just gotten a little less scary for the...

Researchers organize to decipher possible role of gut bacteria in autism

11 May 2015 | 8:00 am

Autism: for a condition that continues to confound researchers and physicians alike, Dr. Richard E.

Preterm birth alters brain connections linked to cognitive functioning, study finds

5 May 2015 | 2:00 pm

Babies born preterm have reduced brain connectivity between areas of the thalamus and areas of the cortex associated with higher cognitive functioning, according to new research.

Finding the body clock's molecular reset button

29 April 2015 | 9:00 am

An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock.

Discovery may open door for treating fragile X carriers

29 April 2015 | 7:00 am

Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don't have full-blown symptoms.

New insight into how brain makes memories

28 April 2015 | 8:00 am

Every time you make a memory, somewhere in your brain a tiny filament reaches out from one neuron and forms an electrochemical connection to a neighboring neuron.

Less severe autism symptoms in girls may lead to delayed diagnosis, study suggests

28 April 2015 | 7:00 am

Girls are likely to be diagnosed with autism later than boys, a new study claims, possibly because girls present less severe symptoms than boys.

Kids losing autism diagnosis may still need educational support

27 April 2015 | 2:00 pm

Researchers assessing children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder whose social and cognitive symptoms resolved found that many still required additional educational support.

Autism and prodigy share a common genetic link

26 April 2015 | 7:00 am

Study involved families that had both prodigies and people with autismResearchers have uncovered the first evidence of a genetic link between prodigy and autism.

Parents' concerns key for early autism diagnosis, say researchers

24 April 2015 | 3:00 pm

A new study finds parents of children diagnosed with autism picked up on signs of the condition as early as 6 months, highlighting their key role in early diagnosis.

Parent training program helps reduce disruptive behavior of children with autism

23 April 2015 | 9:00 am

A 24 week parent training program, which provided specific techniques to manage disruptive behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder, resulted in a greater reduction in disruptive and...

One in 3 young adults with autism disconnected from work and school

23 April 2015 | 8:00 am

Autism does not end when children reach adulthood--yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children.

Is there such a thing as 'pure' autism?

23 April 2015 | 7:00 am

Genetic analysis from a new study in Biological Psychiatry says noThe search for genes that contribute to the risk for autism has made tremendous strides over the past 3 years.

MMR vaccine and autism: study finds 'no harmful association'

22 April 2015 | 7:00 am

In a study of more than 95,000 children, researchers found no link between the MMR vaccine and greater risk of autism, even among children at higher risk for the condition.

Parental concerns strongly predict developmental issues, including autism spectrum disorder

17 April 2015 | 8:00 am

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can develop symptoms before 2 years of age and usually can be diagnosed by 3 years of age; early identification of ASD is associated with improved...

Violent video games not linked to aggression in adults with autism

17 April 2015 | 7:00 am

Effects of violent games on aggression are similar for adults with and without autism, study findsFollowing the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, some in the media and the public speculated...