The vast majority of children flagged for autism on a widely used screening test are never diagnosed with the condition, and some children who are not picked up are diagnosed years later.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
International Meeting for Autism Research 2017
Drugs that alter the activity of vasopressin, a hormone involved in social behavior, may improve social abilities in people with autism.
A boost in the activity of microglia, the brain’s immune cells, during gestation may predispose boys to autism.
More than 700 scientists from outside the United States plan to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in San Francisco, California.