Mutations in CUL3, a leading autism gene, may disrupt the movements of neurons during development; correcting this misdirection could lead to an autism therapy.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Charles Q. Choi
Investigational drugs that inhibit an overactive enzyme could partially normalize how brain cells mature in boys with fragile X syndrome.
Blood levels of PTEN protein and associated molecules could eventually help diagnose autism and other neurological conditions — and predict their outcomes.
Mutations seen in only some of the body’s cells often affect gene activity in the brains of people with autism, and can involve large segments of DNA, according to two new studies.
During conversations, girls with autism use “we,” “they” and other plural personal pronouns differently than autistic boys do.
Combining two genetic tests with a physical exam may flag young children at risk for autism years earlier than behavioral assessments do.
Children with autism who have low vasopressin levels struggle to understand the thoughts of others.
A group of nerves at the base of the brain that govern movement appear to be structurally compromised in people with autism. The lower the integrity of these nerves, the more severe a person’s autism symptoms.