News tagged with autistic spectrum disorder
People with autism suffer from a pervasive developmental disorder of the brain that becomes evident in early childhood. Peter Scheiffele and Kaspar Vogt, Professors at the Biozentrum of the University of ...
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 14, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (11) | 1 |
Autistic-like behaviors can be partially remedied by normalizing excessive levels of protein synthesis in the brain, a team of researchers has found in a study of laboratory mice. The findings, which appear in the latest ...
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 23, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
A review of the genetic and biochemical abnormalities associated with autism reveals a possible link between the widely diagnosed neurological disorder and Type 2 diabetes, another medical disorder on the rise in recent decades.
Medical research Oct 19, 2011 | 4.4 / 5 (8) | 3 |
Autism has a strong genetic basis, but so far efforts to identify the responsible genes have had mixed results. The reason for this is that autism is influenced by many different genes, and different genes are involved in ...
Genetics May 01, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
A first-ever vaccine created by University of Guelph researchers for gut bacteria common in autistic children may also help control some autism symptoms. The groundbreaking study by Brittany Pequegnat and Guelph chemistry ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 24, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (6) | 1 |
A combination of rare and common genetic variations could play a part in biological pathways linked to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Attention deficit disorders Nov 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study of eight child prodigies suggests a possible link between these children's special skills and autism.
Autism spectrum disorders Nov 09, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new University of Michigan study finds that an overactive part of the brain hinders autistic teens from coping in unfamiliar social settings, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Results of a recent clinical study by researchers from Western and the University of Arkansas reveal the presence of a unique blood marker, which may further the understanding of possible gut linked environmental ...
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 29, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Learning, memory and habits are encoded in the strength of connections between neurons in the brain, the synapses. These connections aren't meant to be fixed, they're changeable, or plastic.
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 16, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Neuroscientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of Toronto have developed an efficient and reliable method of analyzing brain activity to detect autism in children. Their findings ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 17, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Autism spectrum disorders affect nearly 1 in 88 children, with symptoms ranging from mild personality traits to severe intellectual disability and seizures. Understanding the altered genetic pathways is critical for diagnosis ...
Genetics Feb 01, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Autism study validates importance of spontaneous causal mutations and sheds new light on gender skew
A clinically extensive and mathematically powerful study of 1000 families with one autistic child and one unaffected sibling has validated a controversial theory of autism's complex genetic causation. The study for the first ...
Genetics Jun 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Australian researchers have harnessed tablet technology to develop an iPad app that is set to revolutionise the way parents around the world provide in-home therapy for their autistic children.
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Children with an autism spectrum disorder may be at greater risk for contemplating suicide or attempting suicide than children without autism, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |