Understanding the interactions between the placenta and the uterine lining could explain how maternal immune activation leads to autism.
Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.
A count of genetic variants may help predict a person’s risk of various conditions — but its clinical use prompts ethical questions.
For students and early-career investigators, opportunities to meet and talk with the people they are trying to help underscores why the work matters.
Coaching caregivers in early-intervention strategies may be the most effective way to help young autistic children in South Africa.
Listen to this story: Activation of a mother’s immune system during pregnancy can increase the risk of autism in her child. New clues to the link could come from studying the placenta and the place in the womb where it resides. The placental-uterine boundary is famously the fetus’ lifeline. Nutrients cross from the mother […]
Place your autism center in the community you serve, remove barriers to care, cast a wide net for autism signs, and do as much as possible in the first visit: These principles can help build a lifelong relationship with the community.
Getting an autism diagnosis can be difficult for many adults, due to the dearth of reliable tests, high costs and bureaucracy.
Clinicians need to be able to distinguish autism from post-traumatic stress disorder so they can provide the right support.
‘Registered reports’ — a type of paper in which experimental protocols are reviewed before the study begins — may make neuroscience studies more rigorous and reproducible.
Autistic people with a minority sexual orientation or gender identity face specific challenges, from having their self-assessments dismissed to difficulties advocating for their gender needs.