Problems with protein-filled parcels called exosomes may contribute to Rett syndrome, a condition related to autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Mutations in an autism gene called ANK2 may alter brain wiring by causing the growth of excess neuronal connections.
Children with autism who speak few words and have trouble manipulating objects tend to remain minimally verbal as they reach adulthood.
A comprehensive review has found no scientific basis for a controversial technique that supposedly helps autistic people communicate.
Children with autism who carry mutations in the chromosomal region 16p11.2 or the gene CHD8 — two of the leading risk factors for autism — show distinct patterns of chemical tags on their DNA.
An experimental drug that muffles the activity of neurons in the skin moderates heightened reactions to touch in six mouse models of autism.
An experimental behavioral therapy delivered by parents does not improve autism traits in babies who screen positive for the condition.
The brains of some autistic children may not adapt to repeated touch or sound, even after several minutes.
Mice with extra copies of UBE3A, a gene linked to autism and related conditions, are susceptible to death from seizures.