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International Meeting for Autism Research 2016

IMFAR 2016

Delayed pupil response to light may be early sign of autism

by  /  24 February 2017
The pupils of preschoolers with autism are slow to constrict in response to light, a phenomenon that may serve as an early marker of autism risk.
IMFAR 2016

Takeaways from IMFAR 2016

by  /  16 May 2016
Researchers, advocates and others from the autism community came together for the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore.
IMFAR 2016

New tool lets cognitive skills guide autism treatment

by  /  14 May 2016
A new algorithm relies on abilities rather than diagnoses to steer clinicians toward personalized treatments for autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
May 2016
IMFAR 2016

Diagnostic manual may need to separate repetitive behaviors

by  /  14 May 2016

A detailed analysis of the behavior of 6,500 children suggests that five types of behaviors lumped together in current diagnostic guidelines should each be considered separately.

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Disparities in autism diagnosis may harm minority groups

by  /  14 May 2016

Clinicians are underdiagnosing autism in children from low-income families and minority groups — setting back their potential to benefit from therapy.

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IMFAR 2016

Distinct folding in autism brain hints at condition’s origins

by  /  14 May 2016

A brain region involved in reading faces has fewer folds in toddler boys with autism than it does in controls, a structural difference that could be related to social difficulties.

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In Gaza Strip, autism researchers battle dearth of resources

by  /  14 May 2016

Researchers are trying to study autism in one of the most politically and economically unstable regions in the world.

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IMFAR 2016

Mouse with key autism mutation defies expectations

by  /  14 May 2016

Mice with a mutation in CHD8, the top autism gene, show no signs of any of the condition’s core features.

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IMFAR 2016

Mutations in tuberous sclerosis gene may be rife in autism

by  /  14 May 2016

Mutations in TSC2, a gene typically associated with a syndrome called tuberous sclerosis, are found in many children with autism.

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New video tool talks parents through autism screening

by  /  14 May 2016

A video-guided screening tool may boost the reliability of parent reports about autism-like behaviors.

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Reactions from IMFAR 2016

by  /  14 May 2016

Scientists give their perspectives on work presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research.

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Sensitive new test may help researchers evaluate treatments

by  /  14 May 2016

A new tool may be more useful than the current gold standard for assessing whether an autism treatment improves social communication.

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Social gaze patterns strikingly consistent between identical twins

by  /  14 May 2016

Identical twins, who have virtually the same genetic material, show highly similar patterns of eye movements when looking at faces, suggesting that social gaze is hardwired.

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