Babies who experience severe brain bleeds during their first year of life are more likely to have long-term visual problems, a new study reports.
Study reports girls and boys show similar rates of concern for ASD and identifies several biases contributing to the inflated sex ratio for autism diagnosis. The findings could help with the early identification of girls on the autism spectrum.
Maternal autoantibody–related autism spectrum disorder (MAR ASD) is marked by specific maternal antibodies that react to certain proteins in the fetal brain. Examining the plasma of expecting mothers, researchers found mothers with reactivity to one of the nine MAR ASD patterns were eight times as likely to have a child diagnosed with autism.
Neuroimaging of a person's unique brain activity may help predict mental health problems during adolescence, a new study reports.
Children with higher cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness and a lower waist-to-hip ratio had higher scores in cognitive tests for attention and processing speed during middle age.
Study reveals the mechanism by which genes coding for a subset of long non-coding RNA interacts with neighboring genes to regulate the development and function of cortical neurons.
For up to 7 years following the death of a grandmother, adolescent males show a 50% increase in depression symptoms than their non-grieving peers. Mothers of girls were also at increased risk of depression.