A new questionnaire reveals the frequency and impact of sensory sensitivities in children with autism.
More than 1,500 people were forced to abandon labs and offices at the University of Oxford after a routine renovation revealed asbestos in a building.
A drug used to treat excessive swelling seems to ease autism features in some children on the spectrum.
Replacing the microbes that inhabit the gut may ease digestive troubles and social difficulties in children with autism.
The absence of an autism-linked gene, combined with exposure to a mock infection, produces social deficits in mice — but only in males.
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.
One week of treatment with the hormone oxytocin improves social skills and feeding in infants with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Removing the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, from distinct cells and brain regions reveals hidden features of the condition.
Tennis is a social game, requiring players to predict and respond to their opponent’s behavior. That may help some children with autism.
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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