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Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological functions

26 November 2015 | 10:00 am

Gene duplications are a common cause of intellectual disabilities and autism as well as various other neurological disorders. In a new study that appears online in the journal Nature, Dr.

Research finds differences in brain connectivity in individuals with autism can predict future adaptive and social behavioral outcomes

20 November 2015 | 3:00 pm

A new study shows that differences in brain connectivity in individuals with autism can predict future adaptive and social behaviors.

Brains with autism adapt differently during implicit learning

20 November 2015 | 1:00 pm

Severity of symptoms correlates with brain adaptation measures. Carnegie Mellon University scientists have discovered a crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with...

New options for treating autism

19 November 2015 | 1:00 pm

A researcher at the University of the Basque Country has participated in the demonstration of the operating mechanism of oxytocin, the molecule involved in social behavior.

Neuroscientists reveal how the brain can enhance connections

19 November 2015 | 12:00 pm

When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between neurons.

First insights into changes to developing brain caused by gene associated with autism

17 November 2015 | 5:00 pm

Understanding fundamental changes in the brain that could lead to intellectual disabilities may one day help in the development of better treatments.

Meeting transportation needs will improve lives of those with ASD, their families

16 November 2015 | 9:00 am

Rutgers study: Integrating access to education, employment, mobility and planning resources will increase independence and opportunities for ASD population.

Rare facial paralysis gives researchers new insights into social interaction

14 November 2015 | 11:00 am

Möbius is an extremely rare congenital facial paralysis that is usually bilateral and complete.

Intellectual disabilities share disease mechanisms, study suggests

11 November 2015 | 12:00 pm

Research suggests that different types of intellectual disabilities may benefit from common therapeutic approaches.

Steps forward in the hunt for easily measurable biomarkers of autism

10 November 2015 | 11:00 am

Future Science OA article provides proof of concept that autism-relevant biomarkers can be measured in saliva.

Arousal study indicates Integrated Listening Systems is an effective behavioral solution for children with sensory processing challenges

5 November 2015 | 12:00 pm

Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), a provider of multi-sensory programs and products for improving brain function and emotional regulation, today announced the findings of a recent pilot study...

Divorce rate doesn't go up as families of children with disabilities grow

2 November 2015 | 8:00 am

Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the...

Oxytocin has social, emotional and behavioral benefits in young kids with autism

27 October 2015 | 1:00 pm

A five week treatment with the synthetic hormone oxytocin significantly improved social, emotional and behavioral issues among young children with autism, according to University of Sydney research...

York U researchers produce report on products expectant mothers should avoid during first trimester

27 October 2015 | 9:00 am

The list is long and includes cleaning solvents, pesticides, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugsExpectant mothers in their first trimester should avoid certain cosmetics, cleaning agents and...

Scientists find clues about how the brain filters out distractions

23 October 2015 | 8:00 am

Experiments on mice have shown how the thalamus plays a role in filtering out distractions, with implications for treatment of people with autism and schizophrenia.

New guides produced to help families whose loved ones are in Assessment and Treatment Units, UK

22 October 2015 | 3:00 pm

A coalition of charities, family members and solicitors have produced a series of guides which explain the rights of individuals with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges, with a...

Mathematically modeling the mind

21 October 2015 | 8:00 am

New model described in the journal CHAOS represents how the mind processes sequential memory and may help understand psychiatric disordersFigure A shows a representation of a stable sequential...

X-citing X chromosome discovery could aid research on many sex-linked disorders

20 October 2015 | 4:00 pm

U-M researchers find new way for RNA to regulate genetic activityThink back to middle school biology class, when you learned that boys have an X and a Y chromosome inside each cell, and girls...

Building and breaking synapses

20 October 2015 | 12:00 pm

Our ability to learn, move, and sense our world comes from the neurons in our brain.

Premature birth appears to weaken brain connections

19 October 2015 | 10:00 am

Babies born prematurely face an increased risk of neurological and psychiatric problems that may be due to weakened connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and the processing...

Suppression of epigenetic brain proteins induces autism-like syndrome

16 October 2015 | 1:00 pm

Regulation of a family of brain proteins known as bromodomain and extra-terminal domain containing transcription regulators (BETs) plays a key role in normal cognition and behavior, according to a...

Oxytocin nose-drop brings marmoset partners closer, has implications for autism

15 October 2015 | 9:00 am

Researchers from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA, show for the first time that common marmosets -- Callithrix jacchus, a species of New World monkey -- that receive oxytocin in nose-drops...

Novel technique shows how autism affects social brain

14 October 2015 | 5:00 pm

An MRI tool has been used to investigate the effect of autism on the areas of the brain affecting social interaction, highlighting lack of connectivity and excess blood flow.

Autism: The gaze that hinders expression

14 October 2015 | 5:00 pm

It is not enough to observe what abilities are altered in autistic subjects, we also need to understand how each function interacts with the others.

Imaging study demonstrates how the 'social brain' is functionally impaired in autism

14 October 2015 | 10:00 am

Researchers measure blood flow and neural network connectivity to uncover impairmentsA team of UCLA scientists has found that brain areas linked to social behaviors are both underdeveloped and...