Researchers describe how early life exposure to air pollution produces significant brain changes, including enlargement of the part of the brain seen in humans with autism and schizophrenia.
According to a new study, children who late develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones while in the womb.
New research could help explain how some cases of ASD can result from environmental influences rather than genetic mutations.
According to a new study, oxytocin appears to increase social behaviors in newborn rhesus monkeys.
A new study suggests mutations in a specific gene which is disrupted in some individuals with autism results in too much growth throughout the brain.
Abnormal lipid levels in the brain can affect the interaction between neural networks in early prenatal brain development. Researchers believe this could be a trigger for autism.
A new study gives direct and clear new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy.
A social feedback loop is created when verbal interactions take place between parent and child. This loop is important for language development, but is experienced less frequently and is diminished in strength for children with Autism.