Atypical development of a particular type of neuron explains the structural similarities seen in the brains of people with autism, schizophrenia and other conditions, according to a new study.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Angie Voyles Askham
A new treatment curbs deadly seizures in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy.
Plugging a leaky mitochondrial membrane may help fragile X neurons to mature and function more efficiently.
Mutations in the MECP2 gene, which are associated with autism and Rett syndrome, interfere with a cell’s ability to form droplets of DNA that silence gene expression.
A new survey shows that children with autism or other developmental disabilities in the United States are at least twice as likely to have asthma as their neurotypical peers are.
Two new analyses help to explain why mutations to the chromosomal region 16p11.2 can lead to autism, intellectual disability or language difficulties.
The autism gene SHANK3 is crucial for the development and function of muscles and the motor neurons that control them.
A new treatment prevents seizures and improves memory in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome, according to a new study.
Children with autism have trouble learning that faces convey information, which may explain their tendency to miss social cues.