Tag: diagnostic tests

March 2017
Illustration by Katie Carey
Opinion / Viewpoint

Tracing autism’s trajectories could help explain its diversity

by  /  28 March 2017

Studying the heterogeneity of autism features over time can help us understand why some children do better or worse than expected.

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February 2017
Seeing eye to eye: A camera embedded in a pair of eyeglasses could allow researchers to track a child’s gaze outside of a lab or clinic.
News / Toolbox

Wearable camera captures eye contact in children with autism

by  /  24 February 2017

A camera embedded in a pair of eyeglasses can reliably gauge a child’s tendency to look another person in the eye.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Deborah Fein discusses an ‘optimal outcome’ in autism

26 April 2017

Reserve your spot for this webinar. Register now.

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Photography by Vanessa McKeown
Features / Deep Dive

Why don’t we have better drugs for autism?

by  /  15 February 2017

Clinical trials for autism drugs have been plagued with problems: bad design, the wrong measures, too broad a range of participants. All that is finally starting to change.

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Spotting signs: Parents and clinicians may be more likely to notice autism features in girls who act out. Annie Otzen / Getty Images
News

Temper tantrums up odds of autism diagnosis in girls

by  /  9 February 2017

Girls who show severe emotional or behavioral problems are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those who do not.

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December 2016
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2016
News / Spotted

Screening scrutiny; tracking technology; sensitive Santa

by  /  23 December 2016

The jury is still out on autism screening, technology to track wandering children is under attack, and a sensitive Santa Claus sees children on the spectrum.

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November 2016
Illustration by John Hersey
Opinion / Viewpoint

Autism diagnosis must account for individual ability to function

by  /  29 November 2016

A new guide offers the most detailed assessment yet of ability in people with autism, and may be a useful tool for diagnosis and research.

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Week of NovemberNov
14th
2016
News / Spotted

CRISPR in the clinic; autism app; women only

by  /  18 November 2016

Scientists test CRISPR as a cancer treatment, an app could help parents pick up on hints of autism, and a Dutch science academy tries to tilt its ranks toward women.

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Up close: Researchers can isolate and examine single neurons from the human nasal cavity.Lauren Shear / Science Source
News

New tool takes rapid genetic snapshot of people’s neurons

by  /  17 November 2016

A new approach quickly captures an individual’s gene expression pattern at the level of a single neuron.

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Dynamic duo: Autism may interrupt the back-and-forth that builds emotional connections between a mother and her child.Monashee Alonso / Getty Images
News

New test scores emotional weight of parent-child connections

by  /  17 November 2016

Videos of mothers and their infants interacting with each other may contain clues to autism risk.

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