Researchers studying interventions for adolescents and young adults with autism are reporting today that there is insufficient evidence to support findings, good or bad, for the therapies currently used.
A low dose of the sedative clonazepam alleviated autistic-like behavior in mice with a mutation that causes Dravet syndrome in humans.
Research into two sex hormones released by the testes of male fetuses and boys may help solve the mystery of why autism is much more common in boys than girls.
A new Caltech study suggests that specific changes in an overactive immune system can indeed contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice, and that in some cases, this activation can be related to what a developing fetus experiences in the womb.
Pupil size and salivary alpha-amylase could be biological indicators for autonomic dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorder.
Using cyclocreatine, researchers successfully treated an autism spectrum disorder known as creatine transporter deficiency in a mouse model of autism.
Researchers shed light on molecular cause of childhood’s worst conditions as first step toward developing more effective treatments.
A new study shows significant differences in brain development in high-risk infants who develop autism starting as early as age 6 months. The findings published in the American Journal of Psychiatry reveal that this abnormal brain development may be detected before the appearance of autism symptoms in an infant’s first year of life. Autism is [...]
UCLA researchers have combined two tools — gene expression and the use of peripheral blood — to expand scientists’ arsenal of methods for pinpointing genes that play a role in autism. Published in the June 21 online edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the findings could help scientists zero in on genes that [...]
Biologists take a new approach to deciphering the roles of genes associated with autism. Fish cannot display symptoms of autism, schizophrenia or other human brain disorders. However, a team of MIT biologists has shown that zebrafish can be a useful tool for studying the genes that contribute to such disorders. Led by developmental biologist Hazel [...]