Lindsay Shea talks about her work, her “dirt kitchen,” fried sticky buns and why her lab doesn’t have a mascot.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Charles Q. Choi
Many autistic children experience language regression for about three months in early childhood, but this lapse does not appear to foretell future communication issues.
Some copy number variants may boost a person’s chances of having autism, but to a lesser extent than previously thought.
A potential new gene therapy delivered via a single injection mimics ratios of proteins normally found in cells.
Audrey Brumback riffs about volunteering in Mexico, having a lab next door to her husband’s and why she sometimes cries at work.
Jolting a bundle of nerve fibers deep in the brain restores learning and memory in mice with mutations of the autism-linked gene CDKL5.
Premature birth is tied to an increased chance of having autism, according to the largest study yet looking for a potential connection.
Problems with falling and staying asleep are common in autism, and they may be due in part to leaks in the blood-brain barrier, according to a new study in fruit flies.
A mouse model hints that genes linked to inflammation in some women may increase the likelihood of autism in their children.