Autism

Autism and ADHD share genes
November 26, 2019
Researchers from the national psychiatric project iPSYCH have found that autism and ADHD share changes in the same genes. The new knowledge relates directly to the biological causes of the two child psychiatric disorders.
In Denmark, approximately one per cent of schoolchildren have a...
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Environmental enrichment corrects errors in brain development
November 25, 2019
Environmental enrichment can partially correct miswired neurons in the visual pathway, according to new research.
Catatonia in Down syndrome
November 19, 2019
Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country's most common chromosomal disorder. Inherited heart defects, thyroid cancer, celiac disease and developmental disabilities are common Down syndrome complications. Only rece...
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Subcellular computations within brain during decision-making
November 14, 2019
New research suggests that during decision-making, neurons in the brain are capable of much more complex processing than previously thought.
Early exposure to sounds can address hypersensitivity to noise associated with Fragile X Syndrome
November 6, 2019
A research team has found exposure to sound -- not sound reduction -- during early development of mice engineered to have Fragile X Syndrome, or FXS, restores molecular, cellular, and functional properties in the auditory cortex, the area of the brain that processes sounds. The results suggest that ...
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Daylight Saving Time has long-term effects on health
November 4, 2019
The annual transition to and from daylight saving time (DST) has clinical implications that last longer than the days where clocks 'fall back' or 'spring forward.'
Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement
November 4, 2019
Zebrafish research is a promising way to understand the neural and genetic causes of eye movement problems in people, according to multi-university research.
How to alter memories to protect consumers
November 4, 2019
A new study shows why it is sometimes difficult for consumers to internalize retracted information from companies or news organizations.
Everything you need to know about autism in adults
October 30, 2019

The symptoms of autism in adults can differ from those in children, and many adults have learned to live with their symptoms over the years.
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How are psychiatric disorders linked to infections during pregnancy?
October 30, 2019
Severe infections during pregnancy have been connected to a range of psychiatric disorders by different studies in humans and animals. Now, researchers have shown in mice how the infections affect neuronal development as well as how the timing of the infection is important....
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