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New global diagnostic manual mirrors U.S. autism criteria

by  /  11 December 2017

Starting next year, clinicians worldwide may be using a new, streamlined set of criteria to diagnose autism.

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Some adults with autism traits reject conventional sexual labels

by  /  7 December 2017
Adults who have characteristics of autism are about three times as likely as their peers to not identify as heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.
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Anxiety may heighten social communication challenges in autism

by  /  6 December 2017
Anxiety may exacerbate social communication problems in children with autism — and not the other way around.
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Walking doesn’t deliver language gains for children with autism

by  /  4 December 2017
Children with autism do not show the burst of vocabulary growth that usually accompanies learning to walk.

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U.S. tax bill includes sweeping changes to healthcare

by ,  /  1 December 2017

Having failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congress is now working on a tax overhaul for the United States — which could also have major effects on health policy.

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Mouse study questions autism gene’s link to head size

by  /  30 November 2017

Deleting KCTD13, a gene in the autism risk region 16p11.2, has little effect on brain or head size in mice — contradicting results from a 2012 zebrafish study.

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The link between parental age and autism, explained

by  /  29 November 2017

Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.

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Problems with attention, not autism, predispose children to injury

by  /  27 November 2017

Young children with autism sustain injuries primarily because of co-occurring attention deficit.

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Learning shows sex bias in mice with mutation tied to autism

by  /  23 November 2017

Male mice with a genetic variant tied to autism may have learning difficulties that females with the variant do not.

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U.S. tax bill’s stance on graduate education rattles researchers

by  /  22 November 2017

The tax reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives dramatically boosts the amount of money graduate students would have to pay in taxes.

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Race, class contribute to disparities in autism diagnoses

by  /  20 November 2017

Black and Hispanic children are less likely than their white peers to meet criteria for an autism diagnosis.

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Study bolsters genetic link between arthritis, autism

by  /  16 November 2017

Men and women with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition, are at increased risk of having a child with autism.

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Takeaways from SfN 2017

by  /  16 November 2017

After five days and more than 13,000 abstracts, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., has drawn to a close.

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Map of microglia in mouse brain may reveal role in autism

by  /  15 November 2017

Researchers have mapped how immune cells in the brain called microglia change with age in mice.

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