Autism News

Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia

June 8th, 2014
Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, SchizophreniaResearchers have discovered several gene networks involved in autism. One was also found to affect some patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia -- raising the possibility ...

SSRIs During Pregnancy Tied to Uptick in Autism

June 4th, 2014
SSRIs During Pregnancy Tied to Uptick in AutismA new study suggests using common antidepressant medications during pregnancy may contribute to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, although this risk is ...

New Research Shows Environment May Factor Into Autism

June 1st, 2014
New Research Shows Environmental Influences May Cause AutismNew research has found that some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations. Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of ...

Screening for Autism, From Video Analysis to Apps

May 23rd, 2014
Screening for Autism, From Video Analysis to AppsA new video software tool for screening autism spectrum disorders is close to being rolled out by Duke University researchers -- who expect it to quickly be rendered ...

Wiring for Touch Said to Go Awry in Autism

May 23rd, 2014
Wiring for Touch Said to Go Awry in Autism Scientists now belief touch sometimes involves emotions, a finding that may help to explain some of the issues related to autistic spectrum disorders. For example, ...

In Autism, Immune Cells Fight Germs at Only 1/3 Normal Capacity

May 11th, 2014
In Autism, Immune Cells Fight Germs at Only 1/3 Normal Capacity In children with autism, certain immune cells known as granulocytes have only one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from ...

Dog Ownership Can Benefit Children with Autism

May 3rd, 2014
Dog Ownership Can Benefit Children with AutismMost children with autism tend to bond strongly with dogs, according to new research at the University of Missouri. "Children with autism spectrum disorders often struggle with interacting with ...

Risk of Autism Goes Up With Older Parents (Especially Moms)

April 23rd, 2014
Risk of Child Autism Goes Up With Older Parents (Especially Mothers) Swedish researchers have created a new autism model that predicts older parents are more likely to have a child who develops an autism spectrum ...

Biomarkers Enable Screening for Autism at 9 Months

April 17th, 2014
Biomarkers Enable Screening for Autism at 9 Months New research suggests measurement of two biomarkers can help physicians and diagnosticians identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) early in the developmental process. Detection of ASD is often ...

1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism Risk

April 16th, 2014
1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism RiskA new Johns Hopkins study discovers an association between prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and developmental delays (DD) in boys. Researchers from the Bloomberg School ...