Tag: repetitive behaviors

September 2017
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Fever eases behavioral problems in some children with autism

by  /  18 September 2017

About 17 percent of children with autism are calmer and more communicative than usual when they have a fever.

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August 2017
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Mice made with CRISPR usher in new era of autism research

by  /  7 August 2017

Researchers have debuted two mouse models of autism made using the gene-editing tool CRISPR. Both strains lack one copy of CHD8, a gene with strong ties to autism.

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July 2017
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Oxytocin spray boosts social skills in children with autism

by  /  10 July 2017

A small clinical trial shows that treatment with the hormone oxytocin improves social skills in some children with autism.

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May 2017
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Long-term study shows language’s role in easing autism features

by  /  14 May 2017

Difficulties with social communication appear to wane as toddlers with autism mature into young adults, perhaps due in large part to improvements in language ability.

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Short sleep is unhappy bedfellow for autism features

by  /  8 May 2017

The fewer hours of sleep children with autism get, the more severe their features, according to a study of more than 2,700 children with the condition.

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April 2017
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Two autism features may share common root in brain

by  /  26 April 2017

Children with autism who have both severe repetitive behaviors and sensory sensitivities tend to have had unusually structured nerve tracts in infancy.

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