Tag: autism

January 2020
Week of JanuaryJan
20th
2020
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Fragile X genetics, postpartum depression, teeth problems

by  /  24 January 2020

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 20 January.

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Autism prevalence in the United States explained

by  /  24 January 2020

The bulk of the increase in autism prevalence stems from a growing awareness of the condition and changes to the diagnostic criteria.

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Researchers map connections in fetal human brain

by  /  24 January 2020

A new map of the fetal brain during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy reveals the brain’s complex network of connections.

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Micrograph of brain organoid in green and red
News

Spheres of brain cells may offer crystal ball for autism’s origins

by  /  24 January 2020

Researchers have monitored the active genome in brain organoids over the course of nearly two years — and may find clues to autism’s roots.

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Teenage girl with headache
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Autistic people have increased incidence of neurological problems

by  /  23 January 2020

People with autism have more brain-related health problems, such as headaches and epilepsy, than typical people do.

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neurons firing in black and white
News

Brain organoids may shed light on seizures in Angelman syndrome

by  /  22 January 2020

The mutation that causes Angelman syndrome makes neurons hyperexcitable, which may explain the frequent seizures that most people with the syndrome have.

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Black woman in office space, hemmed in by multiple boxes
Opinion / Viewpoint

‘Autistic while black’: How autism amplifies stereotypes

by  /  21 January 2020

A lack of research on black people with autism makes it difficult for an autistic black woman to survive in the workplace and elsewhere.

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Week of JanuaryJan
13th
2020
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 13 January 2020

by  /  17 January 2020

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 13 January.

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Artificial neurons may repair damaged cells and circuits

by  /  17 January 2020

Electronic neurons made from silicon mimic brain cells and could be used to treat conditions such as autism.

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Two twin girls wearing blue kneeling down on the ground.
News

Early life experiences may shift severity of autism

by  /  17 January 2020

A child’s environment exerts a strong influence on the severity of her autism, a study of identical twins suggests.

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