One of autism’s most consistent features is the inconsistency with which it affects the two sexes. For every girl with autism, there are roughly four boys with the condition. Autism is not the only condition to show this bias, but what it has come to mean in society is unfortunate: Girls with autism get little […]
Take a look back at 2014’s most notable papers, memorable quotes and lessons from other fields.
Take a look back at the most important developments in autism research in 2013, including notable papers, top techniques and hot topics.
A special report on the release of the DSM-5, the long-awaited new version of American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
This special report examines the theory that neural connectivity is altered in autism, exploring the latest findings and debates in the field.
Take a look back at the most important developments in autism research in 2012, including notable papers, top techniques, major controversies and predictions for the future.
As recently as the mid-1990s, autism was thought to be a rare disorder that led to severe mental disability. But since then its reported incidence has ballooned, and it is thought to encompass conditions that vary widely in character and severity. Still, its causes, treatments and even definition remain to be pieced together.
A growing body of research suggests that microglia, traditionally known as the brain’s clean-up crew, may have other important functions in the brain.