Autism

Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry
August 21, 2019
Around the world, the number of people diagnosed with autism is rising. In the United States, the prevalence of the disorder has grown from 0.05% in 1966 to more than 2% today. In Quebec, the reported prevalence is close to 2% and according to a paper issued by the province's public health depart...
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New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker
August 15, 2019
A Dartmouth-led research team has identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response to visual signals in the brain. This first-of-its kind marker was found to be independent of intelligence and offers ...
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Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes
August 14, 2019


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TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that underscores the major role genetics plays in autism risk, researchers re...
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Unlocking Speech for Kids With Autism
August 8, 2019
By Alan Mozes

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For parents of a child with autism, communication is often the No. 1 hurdle. But what if there were a simple way to help them get their youn...
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One therapy bests others at motivating kids with autism to speak, study finds
August 6, 2019
Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant speech delays to talk, according to the results of a large study.
High Levels of Estrogen in Womb Might Raise Autism Risk
July 30, 2019
By E.J. Mundell

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MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New British research is bolstering the theory that elevated levels of sex hormones in the uterus could play a role in ...
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Brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model
July 29, 2019
Neuroscientists have identified a brain region linked to altered social interactions in an autism model. Restoring activity of a specific forebrain region in a mouse model also reversed social traits associated with autism.
High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism
July 29, 2019
Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism.
Exploring genetic 'dark matter,' researchers gain new insights into autism and stroke
July 24, 2019
With its elegant double helix and voluminous genetic script, DNA has become the of darling of nucleic acids. Yet, it is not all powerful. In order for DNA to realize its potential -- for genes to become proteins -- it must first be transcribed into RNA, a delicate molecule that requires intense c...
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Pupil dilation and heart rate, analyzed by AI, may help spot autism early
July 24, 2019
New research suggests that two simple, quantifiable measures -- spontaneous fluctuations in pupil dilation or heart rate -- could enable earlier diagnosis of Rett syndrome and possibly other disorders with autism-like features.
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