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Neuroscience

New technique yields potential treatment for a common cause of autism

Since 2008, we have known that the 16p11.2 chromosomal region is linked with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now, researchers from Boston Children's have developed a new way to study the effects of 16p11.2 deletion in human ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Bilingualism as a natural therapy for autistic children

Affecting more than one in a hundred children, autism spectrum disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. It has a particular impact on social interaction, including difficulties in understanding other ...

Genetics

Sex-specific genetics of autism

After reviewing a database of gene mutations in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a team of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) researchers decided to study a specific gene mutation that likely caused ...

Autism spectrum disorders

New study examines sexuality of people with autism

(HealthDay)—Adults with autism report a broad range of sexuality—being much more likely to identify as asexual, bisexual or homosexual than people without autism, a new study finds.

Autism spectrum disorders

Study examines movement in children with autism

For more than a year, researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso's Stanley E. Fulton Gait Research & Movement Analysis Lab in the College of Health Sciences have been using real-time 3-D animation to investigate motor ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health, other conditions up for teens with autism

(HealthDay)—Adolescents with autism are more likely to have physical difficulties and additional mental health or other conditions compared with general population controls, according to research published in the April ...