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Study examines cesarean section delivery and autism spectrum disorder

25 June 2015 | 11:00 am

The initial results of a study suggested that children born by cesarean section were 21 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder but that association did not hold up in...

Autism: The value of an integrated approach to diagnosis

22 June 2015 | 8:00 am

Researchers at Inserm (Inserm Unit 930 "Imaging and Brain") attached to François-Rabelais University and Tours Regional University Hospital have combined three clinical, neurophysiological and...

Longitudinal brain changes during transition from adolescence to adulthood found in ASD

12 June 2015 | 12:00 pm

A study published in the June 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry demonstrates that the atypical trajectory of cortical/brain development in autism...

Special skills of perception 'could pick out autism at age 9 months'

12 June 2015 | 7:00 am

Special abilities of children with autism to search things out visually could offer diagnostic clues earlier on in life for those kids who could on to have developmental problems.

Fragile X proteins involved in proper neuron development

11 June 2015 | 2:00 pm

Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited intellectual disability and the greatest single genetic contributor to autism.

Youth on the autism spectrum who are overly sensitive to sensory stimuli brains react differently than youth who are not as affected by such stimuli

11 June 2015 | 12:00 pm

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a team of UCLA researchers has shown for the first time that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are overly sensitive to sensory stimuli...

Clinical trial launched to assess safety and efficacy of autism drug treatment

11 June 2015 | 11:00 am

UC San Diego researchers open first study of suramin in children with autismResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate...

GI content of diet may influence autism symptoms

10 June 2015 | 3:00 pm

Researchers have discovered that diets with high and low glycemic index scores led to different symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in mice.

Early intervention program improves long-term outcomes for children with autism

10 June 2015 | 3:00 pm

An early intervention program for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder improves their intellectual abilities and reduces autism symptoms - and those results persist years after the children...

Syllables that oscillate in neuronal circuits - What neuroscience can say about speech processing in the brain

10 June 2015 | 2:00 pm

Speech, emitted or received, produces an electrical activity in neurons that neuroscientists measure in the form of "cortical oscillations".

New study shows boys will be boys -- sex differences aren't specific to autism

9 June 2015 | 4:00 pm

There are more boys than girls diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism risk may be influenced by age gap between parents

9 June 2015 | 2:00 pm

Children of teen moms, older parents and parents with a relatively large age gap have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests.

An initiation mechanism for dendritic spines discovered

5 June 2015 | 2:00 pm

Researchers from the University of Helsinki, ETH Zürich, Aix-Marseille and the German Mouse Clinic teamed up to investigate the initiation process of dendritic spines.

Parents of kids with ASD warned about dietary supplements

5 June 2015 | 10:00 am

Parents should avoid excess intake of vitamins that their children with autism already get in the diet, say nutrition researchers, who also found inadequate calcium and vitamin D.

Genetic variation of stress hormone receptor may affect vulnerability to major depression; schizophrenia; neurodevelopmental disorders

4 June 2015 | 3:00 pm

Three papers on the genetics of psychiatric disorders published June 3 in Neuron1.

Autism struck by surprise

3 June 2015 | 10:00 am

A new study shows that social and sensory overstimulation drives autistic behaviors.

Missing link found between brain and immune system has major disease implications

2 June 2015 | 12:00 pm

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine say that a link found between the brain and immune system has profound implications for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer's...

Altered pain processing in patients with cognitive impairment

1 June 2015 | 7:00 am

People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes a research review in...

Researchers unravel a genetic link with autistic behaviors -- and find a way to undo it

29 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Proteins that regulate actin filaments -- essential for neuronal communications -- are potential therapeutic targets for autism, UB researchers reportScientists at the University at Buffalo have...

Sleep quality influences the cognitive performance of autistic and neurotypical children

29 May 2015 | 9:00 am

One night of poor sleep significantly decreases performance on intelligence tests in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and also in neurotypical children (without ASD).

Autism and rare childhood speech disorder often coincide

28 May 2015 | 1:00 pm

Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for apraxia, a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand, according to Penn State College of...

Zebrafish model gives new insight on autism spectrum disorder

28 May 2015 | 11:00 am

University of Miami study of zebrafish reveals how dysfunction of SHANK3 or SYNGAP1 genes play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorderAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a...

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...