The growth differences vary between autistic boys and girls and are most apparent among children with prominent social difficulties.
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The brain’s system for sensing pleasure and reward shows unusual activation patterns and an atypical structure in people with autism.
People with autism show an atypical pattern of brain activity when trying to adopt another person’s point of view.
Researchers have mapped the migration patterns of neurons in the developing monkey brain and pinpointed when they establish their identities.
Among babies who go on to receive a diagnosis of autism at age 2, alterations in brain structures forecast the severity of repetitive behaviors. The preliminary results were presented Saturday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Methyl tags on DNA are distributed differently in postmortem brains from people with autism than in control brains, and mouse pups can inherit altered methylation from their older fathers, report two new studies.
The brains of people with autism are structurally different from those of controls, with more folds and a thicker cortex in certain regions, according to two studies published in the past few months.
SP1, a protein that regulates the expression of several autism candidate genes, could increase risk of the disorder by simultaneously altering the expression of a number of the genes, according to a study published 24 October in Biological Psychiatry.