Opioids impact the gut microbiome of developing fetuses, altering metabolic pathways and increasing the risks of both neurological and behavioral differences later in life.
Researchers discovered a bi-directional relationship between internalizing symptoms, social withdrawal, and gastrointestinal problems in children and teens on the autism spectrum, reporting the symptoms seem to impact one another simultaneously.
Direct transmission of BPA from a pregnant woman to her child via the placenta may have a negative impact on fetal brain development, researchers report.
Cats may help increase empathy while reducing symptoms of separation anxiety in children with autism, a new study reports.
Obstructive sleep apnea alters the gut microbiome in mice. Transplanting gut bacteria from mice with OSA to those without the disorder caused sleep disruptions.
Genetics testing revealed those with a greater susceptibility to stress have at least one copy of a variation in the serotonin transporter gene. Additionally, changes to connections in the middle temporal gyrus related to changes in cognitive performance during stress.
When the brain is deprived of input from a limb following amputation, it reorganizes its neural map and reroutes the function to the remaining limb.
Study reports arrogance and narcissism are on a spectrum. Researchers identify three types of arrogance and reveal the associated implications.
Electrodermal activity, which results in an increased level of sweat, was able to determine when an adolescent with server ASD was about to embark on aggressive behavior 60% of the time.
Propranolol, a common 'beta-blocker' drug used to control blood pressure, could be a promising new treatment for those on the autism spectrum. The medication improved cognitive performance and positively altered the frontal-parietal control network, an area of the brain associated with word and information processing, in those with ASD.