Blood vessels in the brains of more than half of autistic people have an unusually large number of immune cells called T cells, according to an analysis of postmortem tissue.
At least one in three autistic children has significant movement difficulties, according to a study of more than 2,000 children.
Special diets that eliminate certain foods or contain added supplements have minimal impact on autism traits, according to a review of data from 27 clinical trials.
A tiny chunk of the brain’s emotion enter, the amygdala, is enlarged in some autistic children; the larger this piece, the more anxious and depressed the child is likely to be.
Playing games designed to hone the ability to intuit others’ thoughts and feelings increases activity in regions of the social brain.
Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression, according to a new study.
Nerve fiber tracts in the brains of autistic girls are more fragmented than those of typical girls.
A behavioral therapy called pivotal response treatment (PRT) boosts the communication skills of autistic children with language delay better than do standard speech and autism therapies, a small st
Mutations in an autism gene called ANK2 may alter brain wiring by causing the growth of excess neuronal connections.
Clinical trials of autism treatments rarely use a consistent set of tools to measure efficacy, a new study suggests1.
A comprehensive review has found no scientific basis for a controversial technique that supposedly helps autistic people communicate.
The brains of some autistic children do not adapt to repeated touch or sound, even after several minutes, according to a new study.
About 81 percent of autism risk comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million children from five countries, published today in JAMA Psychiatry.
Young autistic children fall into three groups based on the number and type of co-occurring conditions they have, according to a study of more than 3,000 autistic children.
Mice that lack a segment of chromosome 22 — a mutation associated with autism — have unusually sparse connections between brain regions, according to a new study.