autism
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
The Scientist Staff | Jul 18, 2017
Neurons in a mouse model of autism consistently fire in response to whisker agitation.
Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies
Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies
Diana Kwon | Jun 13, 2017
A child neurologist, Isabelle Rapin popularized the notion that autism was part of a spectrum of disorders.
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2017
A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.
Opinion: A Tale of Two Hemispheres
Opinion: A Tale of Two Hemispheres
Laurence O’Dwyer | Dec 20, 2016
Studying savant-like behaviors in birds could help researchers better understand autism spectrum disorders.
Shortage of a Protein Linked to Autism in Mice
Shortage of a Protein Linked to Autism in Mice
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 20, 2016
Mice born with lower amounts of nSR100 protein display the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, suggesting a functional link.
Autism Not Linked to Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy
Autism Not Linked to Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy
Kerry Grens | Nov 29, 2016
A study of nearly 200,000 children finds no increased risk for autism among kids whose moms caught the flu or received a flu vaccine while pregnant.
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2016
Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
Robert Lavine | Aug 1, 2016
Can oxytocin help increase eye contact in patients with autism, thus opening up a whole new world of social interaction?
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
Megan Scudellari | Aug 1, 2016
As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.
Moving Toward Personalized Autism Treatment
Moving Toward Personalized Autism Treatment
Megan Scudellari | Jul 31, 2016
Researchers aim to leverage new insights into the underlying causes of the disorder to better help patients.