A new method for examining blobs of neurons known as ‘mini-brains’ reveals structures like those in the human brain.
A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.
One week of treatment with the hormone oxytocin improves social skills and feeding in infants with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Mice have long been the mainstay of autism research, but a small group of scientists say rats are the superior choice. Rats are bigger, smarter, friendlier — and a lot more fun.
Scientists recognize women’s contributions, ‘autism’ can be a strike against a person awaiting organ transplant, and stunning science snapshots show cells, squid and sections of the brain.
Tennis is a social game, requiring players to predict and respond to their opponent’s behavior. That may help some children with autism.
The brains of some women with autism more closely resemble those of typical men than those of typical women.
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