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Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.

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Heart rate may foretell autism features in infants

by  /  28 June 2017
Babies with a family history of autism have heart rates that are unusually low and that respond aberrantly to speech sounds.
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Genome’s ‘dark’ side steps into spotlight of autism research

by  /  27 June 2017
RNA segments that control when and where genes are expressed may be involved in autism.
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Autism risk climbs with number of fevers during pregnancy

by  /  26 June 2017
Having fevers while pregnant boosts the risk of having a child with autism, according to a study of more than 95,000 women.
June 2017
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Medley of medical problems may precede autism features

by  /  21 June 2017

Children with autism are more likely than their neurotypical peers to have any of a host of medical conditions.

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Book Review: ‘To Siri with Love’ offers provocative look at parenting

by  /  20 June 2017

A new book highlights how parenting children with autism is a lot like parenting anyone: You worry, you obsess and, on many an occasion, underestimate everyone, including yourself.

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Mutant monkeys mimic features of autism, Rett syndrome

by  /  19 June 2017

Monkeys with a mutation in the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, have social difficulties and repetitive behaviors.

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Affinity for faces may emerge in womb

by  /  14 June 2017

Fetuses favor patterns of light that resemble faces over those without face-like features, suggests the first study of its kind.

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Remembering Isabelle Rapin (1927-2017)

by  /  13 June 2017

Isabelle Rapin, a child neurologist who spent more than 50 years working with people with autism, passed away 24 May at the age of 89.

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Parents’ interactions with infants may alleviate autism features

by  /  12 June 2017

Teaching parents to respond to cues from babies at high risk of autism eases the severity of autism features at age 3.

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Maternal infection may alter neuronal signals, connections

by  /  9 June 2017

Pups born to pregnant mice infected with a mock virus are known to show changes in their immune system. These effects may in turn impair proper brain signaling, according to results presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy tied to autism risk

by  /  8 June 2017

Children born to women who had low blood levels of vitamin D while pregnant double their risk of autism.

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Brain scans may forecast autism in high-risk infants

by  /  7 June 2017

Patterns of brain activity in 6-month-old babies accurately predict which children will be diagnosed with autism at age 2.

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In autism, social difficulties may set the stage for anxiety

by  /  5 June 2017

Poor social skills are a risk factor for the development of social anxiety, but the reverse — anxiety foreshadowing social problems — is not necessarily true.

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