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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
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
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
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
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
Megan Scudellari | Jul 31, 2016
Researchers aim to leverage new insights into the underlying causes of the disorder to better help patients.
Single Bacterial Species Improves Autism-Like Behavior in Mice
Ruth Williams | Jun 16, 2016
Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.
Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?
Jef Akst | Jun 10, 2016
A mouse study suggests that disruptions to nerves in the skin may contribute to autism spectrum disorder.
More Genetic Similarities Between Autism and Schizophrenia Found
Tanya Lewis | Jun 7, 2016
Another study finds similar gene expression in the brains of people with these disorders.
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Bob Grant | May 4, 2016
This one will be largely based on the discredited anti-vaccine researcher’s 2010 book.