Immune system activation of the mother during pregnancy can disrupt neurodevelopment in her offspring, a new study shows.
Genes linked to autism and schizophrenia are only switched on during the early stages of brain development, according to a study in mice led by researchers at the University of Oxford.
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.
Pets could prove to be a helpful addition to treatment programs designed to help children with Autism to improve their social skills, a new study reports.
Researchers pinpoint the role of the Arl13b gene in the formation and proper placement of neurons during brain development.
A study in Nature Neuroscience reveals mutations that occur after conception could play an important role in autism. The study reports post-zygotic mutations occur disproportionately in genes expressed in the amygdala in those on the autism spectrum.
Researchers find that, compared with neurotypical children, those with autism have multiple redundant connections between neighboring brain areas at the expense of long-distance links.
Researchers discover Eph receptors must form in groups of three or four in order to become active.
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.
According to researchers, even before a preterm infant is born, they may have alterations in the brain's neural networks that could contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders.
Using eye tracking, researchers discover children who later go on to be diagnosed with Autism showed declining attention to other people's eyes from the age of two months.