Attention deficit disorder, autism share cognitive problems

by  /  22 March 2018

Children with autism may have many of the cognitive difficulties seen in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Studies pinpoint key gene in region linked to autism

by  /  21 March 2018
A single gene, OTUD7A, may account for most of the features seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 15 known as 15q13.3.

‘Founder effect’ may have fueled fragile X cluster in Colombian town

by  /  19 March 2018
A semirural Colombian town called Ricaurte is home to the largest recorded genetic cluster of people with mutations linked to fragile X syndrome.

Shortage of proteins upends theory of tuberous sclerosis origins

by  /  14 March 2018
Mice with the mutations linked to tuberous sclerosis make too little protein in their brains — a finding that contradicts a leading theory about the condition.

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What to watch for when analyzing mouse behavior

by  /  21 March 2018

Many tests for unusual behavior in mice are prone to operator error. Here’s how to avoid common traps.


‘Syntax’ of mouse behavior may speak volumes about autism

by  /  21 March 2018

An algorithm that decodes and quantifies mouse body language could reveal the brain circuits underlying certain autism features.


‘Outmoded’ mouse models of autism may still yield new advances

by  /  21 March 2018

Many researchers question the value of three early mouse models of autism, but the models have their staunch supporters.


Statistical errors may taint as many as half of mouse studies

by  /  15 March 2018

Neuroscientists are sounding the alarm about ‘pseudoreplication,’ a widespread practice that studs the literature with false results.


Parents beat clinicians at detecting autism signs in infants

by  /  12 March 2018

Parents who have one child with an autism diagnosis can more accurately spot signs of the condition in their younger child at 12 months of age than clinicians can.


Sensory aspects of speech linked to language issues in autism

by  /  8 March 2018

Language problems in children with autism may be partially rooted in an inability to integrate sight and sound when other people talk.


Many adults with autism also have depression

by , ,  /  7 March 2018

Nearly half of adults with autism will experience clinical depression in their lifetime, according to a new study.


Low intelligence, repetitive actions tied to self-injury in autism

by  /  7 March 2018

People with autism who are admitted to the hospital for self-injury tend to have low intelligence quotients and severe repetitive behaviors.


Flurry of studies hint at folic acid’s protective role in autism

by  /  5 March 2018

Folic acid, a B vitamin, may lower autism risk and ease features of the condition.


Parent training boosts language in nonverbal children with autism

by  /  1 March 2018

Children with autism who speak few or no words improve in their verbal abilities after their parents learn to engage them in conversation during play.

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