Autism

Sweat monitors predict behavioral issues in teens severely affected with autism
October 10, 2019
When people become stressed, their bodies can respond by sweating. Now, researchers are monitoring how much adolescents severely affected by autism sweat in order to better understand when behavioral issues, such as aggression, are likely to occur.
Severe morning sickness associated with higher risk of autism
October 3, 2019
Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum -- a severe form of a morning sickness -- during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to new research.
Exploring the brain in a new way: Researcher records neurons to understand cognition
October 1, 2019
Whether we're searching for Waldo or our keys in a room of clutter, we tap into a part of the frontal region of the brain when performing visual, goal-related tasks. Some of us do it well, whereas for others it's a bit challenging. One researcher set out to investigate why, and what specifically thi...
Read More
Full-body interaction video games enhance social skills in children with autism disorders
October 1, 2019
Communicating with others is one of the biggest difficulties for autistic children. Asking for help, initiating social interaction and sharing their emotions become skills that require learning through exercises and therapy. Interventions based on games that require the use of technology have proved...
Read More
First large-scale study of universal screening for autism raises questions about accuracy
September 27, 2019
In the first large, real-world study of universal screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers, researchers have found that the most widely used and researched screening tool is less accurate than shown in previous studies conducted in research laboratory settings. The new study also rev...
Read More
Technique can image individual proteins within synapses
September 26, 2019
Researchers have devised a new way to rapidly image synaptic proteins at high resolution. Using fluorescent nucleic acid probes, they can label and image as many as 12 different proteins in neuronal samples containing thousands of synapses.
Back-to-School Tips for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
September 9, 2019


Latest Neurology News




FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (Healthday News) -- Heading back to school can be especially stressful for children with autism and their...
Read More
New evidence challenges 'extreme male brain' theory of autism
September 5, 2019
A new study has challenged suggestions that the male sex hormone testosterone reduces cognitive empathy, or the ability to read other people's emotional states. Lower cognitive empathy is a feature of autism, a condition that predominantly affects males....
Read More
No evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy
September 3, 2019
In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that testosterone administration did not affect cognitive empathy, a measure of the ability to recognize another's feelings and motivations. The finding contradicts an earlier, much-publicized study and calls into question the theory that the sympt...
Read More
Autism rates increasing fastest among black, Hispanic youth
August 28, 2019
Autism rates among black and HIspanic children are catching up to and, in many states, exceeding rates among white youth, who have historically had higher prevalence, a new study shows.
Page 1 of 5
1 2 3 5