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.
Researchers have engineered two generations of monkeys with mutations in SHANK3, a top autism gene.
Autistic women show unusually strong connections, and autistic men unusually weak ones, between two specific brain regions, according to a new study.
Creating a classification system for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on co-occurring conditions could provide useful insights into the underlying mechanics of ASD and these conditions.
Up to 90 percent of people with autism suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why.
Adults with autism have a resting heartbeat that rarely varies in frequency, a tendency that may explain some aspects of the condition, a new study suggests.
Clinicians can reliably diagnose autism in some toddlers roughly two years earlier than the typical age of diagnosis, a new study suggests.
There are roughly as many autistic boys who have epilepsy as there are girls, according to a new meta-analysis.
Exposure to inflammation in the womb affects the brain and behavior of males and females differently, two new studies suggest.
An autistic child may have the same rare, harmful mutation tied to autism as her unaffected sibling does. But she may carry more common variants that tip the balance toward autism.
Autistic infants as young as 4 months may have fewer verbal exchanges with their caregivers than their peers do, according to a long-term study.
Up to 80 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience sleep problems.
Nearly all children who lose their autism diagnosis have other conditions, such as anxiety and language and behavioral disorders, a new study suggests. Many also require support at school.
Genetics governs a person’s ability to pay attention to social cues, such as the direction another person is looking, a new study suggests.
The prevalence of autism in 4-year-old children in the United States has increased — from about 1 in 75 children in 2010 to 1 in 59 in 2014 — to match a previously reported rise in 8-ye