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International Meeting for Autism Research 2016

May 2016
IMFAR 2016

Venezuelan scientist offers reality check for autism research

by  /  13 May 2016

The best practices for prevalence studies are all but impossible in countries facing rampant poverty and instability.

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IMFAR 2016

Pattern of chemical tags on DNA altered in autism brains

by  /  13 May 2016

DNA from autism brains shows elevated levels of a certain type of chemical tag that influences gene expression compared with DNA from controls.

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IMFAR 2016

Top autism gene has outsized effect on social skills

by  /  13 May 2016

Harmful mutations in CHD8, a gene strongly linked to autism, may have more impact on social skills than do other autism-associated mutations.

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IMFAR 2016

Motor problems in infancy may forecast autism

by  /  13 May 2016

Among infants with a family history of autism, those later diagnosed with the condition have trouble holding up their head and grasping objects at 6 months of age.

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IMFAR 2016

Sight may mix with sound in autism brains

by  /  13 May 2016

People with autism may use visual areas of the brain to process sounds, which could help explain why they have trouble with this task.

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IMFAR 2016

Self-scoring autism screen overlooks problems in girls

by  /  12 May 2016

A widely used screening tool is equally effective at detecting autism symptoms in both black and white toddlers, but misses girls of either race.

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IMFAR 2016

Research raises questions about impact of state autism insurance mandates

by ,  /  11 May 2016

New research finds that the impact of these mandates varies because of differences in states’ coverage requirements and the availability of treatment options.

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February 2016
IMFAR 2016

Uncertainty, anxiety each independently linked to autism

by  /  9 February 2016

Children with autism fear the unknown and react negatively when faced with unpredictable situations. This intolerance of uncertainty is closely tied to anxiety but may manifest independently.

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