Increased white-matter maturation tracks with stronger language abilities later in childhood, but the relationship with cortical thickness is less clear.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Angie Voyles Askham
The findings contradict a previous study, whose design may have been biased to find an effect.
Animals with different autism-linked mutations share disruptions to the mTOR signaling pathway, pointing to a potential molecular mechanism for the atypical cerebellar development seen in some autistic people.
The young researcher from Uruguay uses her expertise in genetics — and discipline as a former athlete — to untangle sleep’s role in neurodevelopmental conditions, one experiment at a time.
With INSAR 2022 on the horizon, some autism researchers are staring down their first ever in-person meeting — and wondering how to prepare.
Ramping up levels of one isoform of the autism-linked protein reverses traits in model mice, a new study shows.
Interneurons that fail to propagate electrical signals in mice that model Dravet syndrome may cause the animals, like people with the autism-linked condition, to die suddenly.
Scientists initially embraced the notion that autistic people have difficulty with ‘theory of mind’ — and some went so far as to assert that it explained the condition’s core traits. Many came to view it as passé, but aspects of the original idea are enjoying a renaissance.
Models trained on datasets that lack racial and ethnic diversity perform less accurately on brain scans from Black Americans than their white counterparts.
Some autism researchers and clinicians say they are boycotting the upcoming annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research in Austin, Texas, because of the state’s controversial health policies and lack of COVID-19 mitigation strategies.