The combinations of genetic variants that influence social communication vary throughout childhood and adolescence, a new study suggests.
For years Kevin Pelphrey, PhD, has wanted to explore the effectiveness of using a drug to prime the brain for evidence-based intervention.
Young children with autism are no more likely than those without the condition to sustain injuries that require medical attention, according a study of more than 2,000 children.
Male mice with a genetic variant tied to autism have learning difficulties that females with the variant do not, a new study suggests.
Men and women with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of having a child with autism, according to a large study based on medical records from Denmark.
Many children with autism do better in school than their intelligence scores would predict, according to a new study.
A George Washington University-led national collaborative network aimed at improving outcomes for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will receive more than $11.7 million from th
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.