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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...

Autism: new studies investigate diagnosis time and identify epigenetic signatures

15 April 2015 | 2:00 pm

Across two new studies, Johns Hopkins and Oregon State researchers identify epigenetic variations associated with ASD in parental sperm and assess diagnosis time for ASD children.

Balanced behavior with IRBIT

15 April 2015 | 7:00 am

Regulating hyperactivity and social interactionsHyperactivity and social abnormalities are defining characteristics of ADHD and autism, two developmental disorders that parents and scientists...

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring

15 April 2015 | 7:00 am

A new study suggests that exposure to gestational diabetes while in utero could increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder for children.

Study finds gestational diabetes associated with greater risk of autism in children

14 April 2015 | 3:00 pm

Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy were at increased risk of developing autism later in life, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published...

Autism's early neuronal 'neighborhood'

13 April 2015 | 7:00 am

SDSU scientists find that in children with autism, sensorimotor regions of the brain become overconnected at the expense of later-developing higher-order functionsIn early childhood, the neurons...

Could story-based video games help people with autism?

10 April 2015 | 2:00 pm

New research finds that nonviolent, story-based games may boost players' 'theory of mind' - the ability to accurately assess other people's mental states.

'Autism discovery' - brain imaging reveals language development differences

10 April 2015 | 8:00 am

Brain scans of toddlers, done before any childhood diagnosis on the autism spectrum, reveal a language-development discovery, and raise new research hopes, say neuroscientists.

TSRI scientists find molecular trigger of schizophrenia-like behaviors and brain changes

9 April 2015 | 9:00 am

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes and global gene expression in an animal model.

Discovering the relationship between autism and epilepsy

8 April 2015 | 9:00 am

Researchers at the University of Veracruz (UV), in the west coast of Mexico, study the neurobiological link between the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and epilepsy, in order to understand the...

Delayed diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, Australia

6 April 2015 | 9:00 am

Less than 3% of Australian children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are being identified by the age of 2, the earliest age ASD can be reliably diagnosed, according to research published in...

Mighty microexons take center stage in shaping of the brain

5 April 2015 | 7:00 am

Complex brain disorders, such as autism or schizophrenia, still puzzle scientists because their causes lie hidden in early events of brain development, which are still poorly understood.

Kaiser Permanente launches autism family genetics study

3 April 2015 | 9:00 am

A new Kaiser Permanente study will gather genetic material from 5,000 member families in order to undertake urgently needed research on autism spectrum disorders.