Meta-analysis shows association between autism in children and cardiometabolic diseases
March 10, 2023
To help provide an insight into the possible ASD-cardiometabolic diseases link, researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. The results indicated that ASD was associated with greater risks of developing diabetes overall, including both type 1 and type 2 diabetes....
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Children at risk for autism struggle to notice mismatched audio and video, researchers find
March 7, 2023
New research that may eventually enable far earlier autism diagnoses shows that typically developing infants perceive audio-video synchrony better than high-risk for autism infants.
Will future computers run on human brain cells?
February 28, 2023
A 'biocomputer' powered by human brain cells could be developed within our lifetime, according to researchers who expect such technology to exponentially expand the capabilities of modern computing and create novel fields of study.
The far-reaching consequences of child abuse
February 24, 2023
Adverse childhood experiences in mothers can affect their children's mental and physical health, as researchers report. The study found that maltreatment during a mother's childhood is associated with a higher risk of health problems such as asthma, autism, and depression in the next generation. Ear...
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Robot helps students with learning disabilities stay focused
February 21, 2023
Engineering researchers are successfully using a robot to help keep children with learning disabilities focused on their work.
Fragile X syndrome: Sensory signals from outside world are underrepresented by cortical pyramida, study shows
February 16, 2023
In Fragile X syndrome, sensory signals from the outside world are integrated differently, causing them to be underrepresented by cortical pyramidal neurons in the brain, according to a new study.
Computational modeling sheds light on human cognition and the origins of brain disorders
February 15, 2023
Researchers used computational modeling to uncover mutations in the human genome that likely influenced the evolution of human cognition. This groundbreaking research in human genomics could lead to a better understanding of human health and the discovery of novel treatments for complex brain disord...
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Brain-wave data and hearing test may help diagnosis autism earlier
February 14, 2023
Brain-wave data collected during a hearing test routinely given to newborns could help clinicians spot neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism in early infancy, according to a new study.
Drug alleviates autism-associated behavior in mice
February 14, 2023
The behavioral disorders observed in autism are associated with a multitude of genetic alterations. Scientists have now found another molecular cause for this condition. The transcription factor MYT1L normally protects the molecular identity of nerve cells. If it is genetically switched off in huma...
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A sense of purpose may have significant impact on teens' emotional well-being
February 14, 2023
Feeling a sense of purpose has a significant impact on adolescents' emotional well-being.