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Signs & Symptoms

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

November 2017
News

Cells spun from baby teeth implicate astrocytes in autism

by  /  2 November 2017

In children with autism, star-shaped brain cells may release inflammatory molecules that harm neurons.

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News

Registry for autism-linked syndrome spurs new research

by  /  2 November 2017

Nine U.S. clinics are pooling their data to create a registry of people who have an extra copy of a region on chromosome 15 called 15q11-13, a genetic abnormality often found in people with autism.

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October 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

How treating sleep may ease all forms of autism

by  /  31 October 2017

Behavioral interventions and medications can help children with autism-related syndromes sleep better, but the treatments must be tailored to the cause of each child’s sleep disturbance.

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News

Brain scans reveal subtypes of fragile X syndrome in boys

by  /  30 October 2017

Differences in brain structure may distinguish boys with relatively mild features of fragile X syndrome from those with a severe form of the condition.

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Autism in fragile X syndrome tied to seizures, sleep problems

by  /  25 October 2017

In people with fragile X syndrome, autism is often accompanied by seizures, trouble falling or staying asleep and anxiety.

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Brain signals hint at speech delay in babies at high autism risk

by  /  23 October 2017

Some infants who have an older sibling with autism show weak brain signals at 3 months of age.

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Rare autism mutations linked to low intelligence

by  /  20 October 2017

People with autism who have rare, damaging mutations tend to have low scores on intelligence tests.

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Second ‘hits’ may explain autism mutations’ varied effects

by  /  19 October 2017

People who have a mutation linked to autism plus a second genetic glitch tend to have more severe symptoms than those with the mutation alone.

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Features / Deep Dive

Why children with ‘severe autism’ are overlooked by science

by  /  18 October 2017

Children with ‘severe autism’ are the most in need of help, yet the most overlooked in research. A new initiative is making them the primary focus.

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Late birth linked to risk of autism with intellectual disability

by  /  18 October 2017

Children with autism who were born late tend to also have intellectual disability.

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