Drawing on more than 30 years of research, a new study reports no association between pre-natal exposure to low levels of mercury and ASD in offspring.
Researchers have found full genome sequencing by examining the entire DNA code of individuals with ASD and their families. The findings look at the wide range of genetic factors associated with ASD.
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Researchers report RORA, a novel candidate gene for autism, regulates a large number of other genes associated with ASD.
Researchers identify that the connectivity between the thalamus and cerebral cortex is impaired in children with autism.
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Researchers Provide the First Comprehensive and Prospective Characterization of a Genetic Subtype of Autism
Researchers provide new evidence for the severity of motor, intellectual and speech impairments in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, a sub-type of autism characterized by a mutation of the SHANK3 gene.
When manipulated in two lines of transgenic mice, neuroligin 1, a gene linked to ASD, produced mature adults with irreversible defects which affected either learning or social interaction. The findings could have implications for potential gene therapies for autism.
Researchers note marked improvements in young autistic boys when using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental enrichment.
New research suggests children with ASD spend more time playing video games and watching TV than participating in social media and pre-social activities compared to their typically developing peers.
Vanderbilt researchers develop a humanoid robotic system to help teach autistic children to coordinate their attention with objects and other people in their environment.
Infants at 7 months of age who go on to develop autism are slower to reorient their gaze and attention from one object to another when compared to 7-month-olds who do not develop autism, and this behavioral pattern is in part explained by atypical brain circuits.
Neurons in the specific brain area responsible for processing faces are too broadly "tuned" in some patients with autism, leading to difficulties in discriminating between the facial features of different individuals, a new study suggests.
Speech Emerges in Children with Autism and Severe Language Delay at Greater Rate Than Previously Thought
A new study reveals 70 percent of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, and who have a history of severe language delay, achieved fluent speech by the age of eight.