Epilepsy in infancy and the use of prescription medications during pregnancy are the strongest of 29 known risk factors for autism in a child, according to a large analysis of medical records.
Some children with autism carry rare mutations in DNA segments that flank genes and control their expression — and they tend to inherit these mutations from their unaffected fathers, accordin
An unusual brain response to sound may distinguish children with mutations in SCN2A, a leading candidate gene for autism.
Mice lacking CNTNAP2, a gene strongly linked to autism, are acutely sensitive to pain, according to a new study. Loss of the gene makes some of their sensory neurons unusually excitable.
The amygdala, a brain region that governs emotions, may contain an unusually high number of neurons in young children with autism.
The next installment of the ANDI lecture series will be held on April 12 at 2121 H Street NW, Room B114 from 11am to 12pm and will feature Allison Jack, Assistant Professor at the George
According to the diametric model of mental illness, superficially similar social deficits in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and psychotic spectrum disorders such as schizotypal
New research led by the State University of New York at Buffalo suggests that an anti-cancer drug may be able to reverse social impairments associated with autism.
Children with autism pay just as much attention to speech that doesn’t match lip movements as to speech in which sight and sound are coordinated, according to a new study.
Folic acid, a B vitamin, may lower autism risk and ease features of the condition, according to findings from five unrelated studies published over the past few months.
The same processes that enable the brain to store new memories may also control many autism genes, a new study suggests.
The next installment of the ANDI lecture series will be held on March 1st at 2121 H Street NW, Room B114 from 11am to 12pm and will feature Corinde Weirs, Research Fellow at the Nati
Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with autism are similar to those of people who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, according to a large study of postmortem brain tissue.
The next installment of the ANDI lecture series will be held on February 15th at District House, Room B114 from 11am to 12pm and will feature Dr.
Roughly one in five children who has an extra piece of chromosome 7 also meets the criteria for an autism diagnosis, according to a new study.