Pups born to pregnant mice infected with a mock virus are known to show changes in their immune system. These effects may in turn impair proper brain signaling, according to results presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.
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The language abilities of children with autism vary widely in early childhood, but become more predictable after age 6, reports a 17-year study.
A “beautiful” new study traces a complex repetitive behavior in a mouse model of autism to a subset of neurons in one brain region.
Doctors in European countries prescribe more medications to people with autism than do doctors in Asian countries, reports a study of 30 countries, published 3 June in Autism Research.
Parents who have a child with autism often decide not to have any more children, according to a study published last week in JAMA Psychiatry.
A single dose of a drug used to treat African sleeping sickness temporarily improves symptoms of autism in a mouse model, according to a study published last week in Translational Psychiatry.
Two autism screens are better than one at identifying toddlers who need specialized clinical services.
The growing prevalence of autism is no different from that of other neurodevelopmental disorders, finds a study of more than 4.5 million people in four countries.
Middle-school girls are more willing to include their classmates with autism in social activities after completing an awareness program.