Children of scientists and engineers may inherit genes that not only confer intellectual talents but also predispose them to autism
There are 2,027 ways to be diagnosed with autism in DSM-IV and only 11 ways in DSM-5, but the numbers alone are misleading
A new finding could enable detect of increased risk of autism at birth, which could enable early treatment or interventions
California scientists have identified autism clusters where children are twice as likely to have autism and mostly have highly educated parents
A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences followed a small group of high-functioning people with autism and found that they responded more to social cues when given the hormone oxytocin. Karen Hopkin reports
utism is one of three diagnoses that the DSM-5 includes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The animals' motion may correct rhythm coordination problems
With autism on the rise, what research has been done on the possible environmental causes?
For every 1,000 mothers who develop gestational diabetes by 26 weeks, seven children may develop autism spectrum disorders, a study finds
Babies whose moms lived within a mile of crops treated with widely used pesticides were more likely to develop autism, according to new research
About one in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data
Scientists show that nonfamilial cases of autism may result from spontaneous genome deletions
Can avoiding bread and milk ease the disorder?
Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists reported
Research on only one treatment is rigorous enough to earn an A grade
New research into the causes of this baffling disorder is focusing on genes that control the development of the brain
Although unique genetic variations in children with autism are nearly as rare as they are in the general population, comprehensive studies are starting to find patterns in disrupted genes and pathways
New regions of the genome can now be plumbed in the search for new therapies for the mysterious mental disorder