Mice missing a gene called PTCHD1 in a deep-seated brain structure have autism-like symptoms that ease with treatment.
The authors of “Neurotribes” and “In a Different Key” urge scientists to question their biases and to translate their findings into tangible benefits for those on the spectrum.
Journalists John Donvan and Caren Zucker detail autism’s transformation from a diagnosis shrouded in shame to an increasingly accepted, even celebrated, condition.
Children who have both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism receive their autism diagnosis an average of four years later than those who have autism alone.
Combining data from different brain scanners can lead to false findings if variation between the machines is not taken into account, according to a new study.
A mathematical model of the brain’s circuits shows how neurons stuck in overdrive could produce symptoms of autism. The model may reveal how autism-linked behaviors arise from underlying biology.
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