Tag: sex

February 2017
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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January 2017
Week of JanuaryJan
16th
2017
News / Spotted

Healthy choices; gender divide; criminal citation

by  /  20 January 2017

Tensions mount as Trump considers candidates for top health positions, a documentary highlights the overlap between autism and gender dysphoria, and ‘citation cartels’ are gaming the publication system.

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Basic biology:  Different genetic variants contribute to autism risk in boys versus girls. Alfred Pasieka / Science Photo Library
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Some autism risk may arise from sex-specific traits

by  /  11 January 2017

Genetic variants that shape physical features that vary with sex, such as waist-to-hip ratio, may alter autism risk.

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Week of JanuaryJan
2nd
2017
News / Spotted

Family resemblance; accounting for diversity; drug dearth

by  /  6 January 2017

Some women who have children with autism look in the mirror, an accounting firm predicts profit from employees on the spectrum, and 2016 was a slow year for drug approvals.

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Injury-prone:   Children whose mothers lack a college degree are at heightened risk of self-harm.Kris Seraphin / Millennium Images, UK
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Large study shows self-injury common among children with autism

by  /  4 January 2017

About one in four children with autism hit, scratch or otherwise hurt themselves, suggests an analysis of school and medical records for more than 8,000 children.

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Yarek Waszul / ispot
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Daphna Joel: Brain sex differences may be mirage

by  /  3 January 2017

Instead of simply listing sex differences in the brain, researchers should consider how sex interacts with other factors to affect the brain, Joel says.

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December 2016
Illustration by Julia Yellow
Features / Special Reports / 2016: Year in review

Notable papers of 2016

26 December 2016

Our picks for the top 10 papers of the year highlight leaps in our understanding of autism, as well as lingering gaps.

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November 2016
Chat room: Microglia (blue) and neurons (green) may exchange signals that shape the immune response.
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Microglia-neuron chatter may raise autism risk

by  /  15 November 2016

Three studies suggest that microglia, the brain’s immune cells, join forces with neurons in a sex-specific manner.

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Boy looking in mirror sees girl reflected back
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New clinical guidelines address gender dysphoria in autism

by  /  7 November 2016

New recommendations urge clinicians to screen teenagers for autism when they seek treatment at gender clinics, and evaluate those with autism for gender concerns.

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October 2016
diagonal shadow of a family--parents and a girl
News

Parents miss signs of autism in their daughters

by  /  5 October 2016

Parents of girls with autism are significantly less likely than those of boys with the condition to voice concerns about their child’s social behavior.

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