Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PSTNeurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise, but its underlying mechanisms are poorly understood.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTA new study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders do not reliably and consistently respond...
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTWell-known autism and pain proteins are likely co-conspirators.Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTAutism spectrum disorders affect around one percent of the world's population and are characterized by a range of difficulties in social interaction and communication.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PSTSome studies have indicated that influenza during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in children, but a new study shows this may not be the case.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTParents are being warned of the risks posed to children by water beads, which have been increasingly marketed as toys and learning aids for autistic children.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTVitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial.Studies have shown an association between the risk of autism spectrum disorder and vitamin D insufficiency.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTA new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine helps put to rest a longstanding controversy and question...
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTIndividuals with both rare and common types of autism spectrum disorder share a similar set of epigenetic modifications in the brain, according to a study published in Cell.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTA subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently - such as individuals with autism - to be integrated into society...
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTEvidence of connections between neurodevelopmental disease and the immune system is steadily growing. Breaking research adds more flesh to the bone.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTAutism is an agonizing puzzle, a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTThe best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international...
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PSTScientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTLife can be tough for children with autism, but it can be hard for their parents, too. We look at some strategies that can help when facing the challenges.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTIn research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTCHOP autism and ADHD experts say current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTChildren with autism spectrum disorder have a higher number of mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than their family members, according to new research.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:00:00 PSTAs a researcher at Harvard Medical School, Christopher W. Cowan, Ph.D., used to watch autistic kids come onto campus to attend a special school.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTKids with autism whose parents took part in an early intervention - focusing on how to communicate with the child - showed reduced symptoms 6 years later.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTPreliminary study also identifies specific biomarkers that can predict treatment response in children with autism and verbal communication problems.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTChildren and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be more likely to be obese and stay obese during adolescence than their peers without ASD, according to a new epidemiological study led by...
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTEvery time a child or adult learns something new, new contacts form between neurons in the brain. This process (synaptogenesis) is especially active in children during the first 10 years of life.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PSTA gene dubbed the 'Teashirt' by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on both...
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PSTThe sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed.