Many tests for unusual behavior in mice are prone to operator error. Here’s how to avoid common traps.
Children with autism may have many of the cognitive difficulties seen in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
An algorithm that decodes and quantifies mouse body language could reveal the brain circuits underlying certain autism features.
Many researchers question the value of three early mouse models of autism, but the models have their staunch supporters.
Neuroscientists are sounding the alarm about ‘pseudoreplication,’ a widespread practice that studs the literature with false results.
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.
Language problems in children with autism may be partially rooted in an inability to integrate sight and sound when other people talk.
People with autism who are admitted to the hospital for self-injury tend to have low intelligence quotients and severe repetitive behaviors.
Folic acid, a B vitamin, may lower autism risk and ease features of the condition.
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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