A drug that keeps neurons bathed in the chemical messenger serotonin prevents social abnormalities in a mouse model of dup15q syndrome.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Girls with autism may have more difficulty making and executing plans, and taking care of themselves, than do boys with the condition.
Small differences in brain imaging methods can have large effects on results.
Baby marmosets learn to vocalize by mimicking their parents, which helps to establish their utility for studying autism.
About 8 percent of non-inherited mutations in people with autism occur in only some of the body’s cells, according to a study of 20,000 people.
A widely used questionnaire designed to measure anxiety flags the condition in children with autism.
Roughly 23 of every 10,000 children in India have autism, according to the country’s first rigorous estimate of autism prevalence.
The odds of getting an autism diagnosis depend on where in the United States a person lives.
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