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.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Teaching parents to respond to cues from babies at high risk of autism eases the severity of autism features at age 3.
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.
Children born to women who had low blood levels of vitamin D while pregnant double their risk of autism.
Patterns of brain activity in 6-month-old babies accurately predict which children will be diagnosed with autism at age 2.
Poor social skills are a risk factor for the development of social anxiety, but the reverse — anxiety foreshadowing social problems — is not necessarily true.
The British government is limiting the number of new autism diagnoses in the United Kingdom, CRISPR makes the mistake everyone worried it would, and Minnesota imams reach out amid a measles outbreak.
A rare condition marked by a sudden and profound loss of skills is biologically distinct from other forms of autism.
Children missing a stretch of DNA on chromosome 16 show worsening motor and social skills in the first eight years of life; those with an extra copy of the region do not show this decline.
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