Blood levels of PTEN protein and associated molecules could eventually help diagnose autism and other neurological conditions — and predict their outcomes.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
People and mice with only one working copy of the autism gene SYNGAP1 may have trouble processing sights and sounds.
Looking at eyes, noses and mouths may prompt slower recognition in the brains of autistic people than in those of non-autistic people.
Connections between the cerebellum and brain networks do not seem to contribute substantially to the emergence of autism traits.
Researchers expand on the already enormous progress made on the Human Proteome Project
Babies who are later diagnosed with autism have a sluggish brain response to sound on a universal newborn hearing screen.
Newborns with either above- or below-average levels of an immune-system marker, among other differences, have increased odds of being autistic.
A new telehealth test offers researchers a way to detect signs of atypical behavior from afar and could help more families participate in autism studies and clinical trials.
Extremely preterm babies later diagnosed with autism tend to show steep declines in development, a pattern that could flag them for intervention as early as 6 months of age.