Autism risk climbs with number of fevers during pregnancy

by  /  26 June 2017

Having fevers while pregnant boosts the risk of having a child with autism, according to a study of more than 95,000 women.

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Latino families face barriers on path to autism diagnosis

by  /  22 June 2017
Serious obstacles, including lack of information, impede Latino families’ quest for autism diagnosis and treatment.

Medley of medical problems may precede autism features

by  /  21 June 2017
Children with autism are more likely than their neurotypical peers to have any of a host of medical conditions.

Mutant monkeys mimic features of autism, Rett syndrome

by  /  19 June 2017
Monkeys with a mutation in the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, have social difficulties and repetitive behaviors.

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Genome’s ‘dark’ side steps into spotlight of autism research

by  /  27 June 2017

RNA segments that control when and where genes are expressed may be involved in autism.


In race to crack autism’s code, two contenders shoot ahead

by  /  27 June 2017

Two candidate genes have risen to the top, and may help scientists understand what autism really is.


Autism genetics, explained

by  /  27 June 2017

The more scientists dig into DNA, the more intricate its contribution to autism seems to be. Here, we unravel the complex genetics of autism.


Doubt greets reports of suramin’s promise for treating autism

by  /  15 June 2017

A drug normally used to treat African sleeping sickness had only mild side effects in a widely reported trial of 10 boys with autism — but researchers question the study’s premise.


Affinity for faces may emerge in womb

by  /  14 June 2017

Fetuses favor patterns of light that resemble faces over those without face-like features, suggests the first study of its kind.


U.S. health secretary Price, Democrats argue over agency’s budget cuts

by ,  /  12 June 2017

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sparred with Democrats over the Trump administration’s budget cuts for his department and coming troubles in the individual health insurance market.


Parents’ interactions with infants may alleviate autism features

by  /  12 June 2017

Teaching parents to respond to cues from babies at high risk of autism eases the severity of autism features at age 3.


Maternal infection may alter neuronal signals, connections

by  /  9 June 2017

Pups born to pregnant mice infected with a mock virus are known to show changes in their immune system. These effects may in turn impair proper brain signaling, according to results presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.


Republican cuts to Medicaid would hit rural America hardest

by ,  /  9 June 2017

Medicaid covered 45 percent of children and 16 percent of adults in small towns and rural areas in 2015, according to a new report.


Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy tied to autism risk

by  /  8 June 2017

Children born to women who had low blood levels of vitamin D while pregnant double their risk of autism.

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