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International Society for Autism Research 2018

May 2018
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INSAR 2018

Wearable sensors may predict aggression in people with autism

by  /  10 May 2018

A small wristband gives caregivers a one-minute warning that an individual with autism is about to become aggressive toward himself or others.

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INSAR 2018

Analysis of sequences pegs 99 top autism genes

by  /  10 May 2018

The number of top autism genes has risen from 65 to 99, based on an analysis of nearly 35,000 sequences. And researchers are seeing the first hints of autism risk variants in the regions between genes.

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Toddler sitting in mother's lap at doctor's office
INSAR 2018

Mere observation may alter trajectory of autism

by  /  10 May 2018

Children with autism who participate in research beginning in infancy have less severe autism features than other children with the condition.

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Blond toddler
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Problems with language, emotions predict social abilities in autism

by  /  10 May 2018

Language difficulties and emotional challenges such as anxiety or aggression in children with autism at age 3 predict their social skills at around age 5.

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Social smells evoke unusual responses in people with autism

by  /  10 May 2018

People with autism use different brain regions than typical people do to distinguish between the scents of familiar and unfamiliar individuals.

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INSAR 2018

Vitamin D linked to lowered autism risk in large study

by  /  10 May 2018

Children born with high blood levels of vitamin D have 25 percent decreased odds of autism compared with those born with low levels.

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INSAR 2018

Scans reveal sex difference in brain thinning during childhood

by  /  9 May 2018

Part of the brain’s outer layer thins too quickly with age in boys with autism, but not in girls with the condition.

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