People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) carry rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people with autism.
People who have a mutation linked to autism plus a second genetic glitch tend to have more severe symptoms than do those with the autism mutation alone.
Children with autism who were born late are more likely to also have intellectual disability than those with autism who were born at term, suggests a study of almost half a million people.
Antidepressants slightly boost the risk of autism and other brain conditions. Or they don’t, and it’s really factors related to the mother’s mental health that pose the risk.
Listen to this week’s podcast which describes the new Autism Centers for Excellence awards from the NIH and how they will affect the lives of people with ASD.
Drugs that block certain brain enzymes could help treat two conditions associated with autism, a new mouse study suggests.
Children with autism have an excess of spontaneous mutations in DNA that controls the expression of autism genes, a new analysis suggests.
Patches of overactive neurons in the brains of mice exposed to inflammation in the womb may lead to autism-like features in the mice, a new study suggests.
In the past two decades, autism diagnoses have soared—but new research shows that girls have frequently been overlooked, leaving them without crucial support.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded nine research grants totaling nearly $100 million over the next five years for the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE).
Many more boys are diagnosed with autism every year than girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disorder is 4.5 times more common among boys than girls.
A new study suggests that childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare condition marked by a sudden and profound loss of skills, is biologically distinct from most autism.
"If there is to be a [vaccination safety] commission, health care experts and scientists have a responsibility to fully participate.
Beyond apps, groundbreaking research into technology-based interventions for autism could boost the social skills of children with developmental conditions.