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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: developmental delay

December 2019
Pediatrician with big baby and parent

New U.S. autism guidelines call for early treatment

by  /  16 December 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics has, for the first time in 12 years, overhauled its recommendations for identifying and supporting autistic children.

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November 2019

Mutations in emerging autism gene tied to distinct traits

by  /  27 November 2019

People who have mutations in a gene called PHF21A tend to have a constellation of traits and conditions, including autism.

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October 2019
Heart surgery

Children with congenital heart defects have increased odds of autism

by  /  24 October 2019

Children who are born with mild heart problems are more likely to be autistic than their typical peers are.

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Researchers debut mouse model for new autism gene

by  /  23 October 2019

Mice lacking one copy of a gene called DDX3X have developmental delay and sensory, motor and behavioral problems — similar to those seen in people with a mutation in the gene.

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Language regression in autism tied to motor milestones

by  /  9 October 2019

Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression.

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Clinician with mother and child

Positive screen for autism often does not spur further evaluation

by  /  2 October 2019

More than two-thirds of toddlers flagged for autism do not get assessed for the condition by specialists.

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September 2019

Apparent new rise in autism may not reflect true prevalence

by  /  26 September 2019

A new survey suggests autism prevalence has more than doubled over nine years, but the numbers may reflect only a rise in awareness and better data collection.

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DNA deletion boosts odds of autism, especially in girls

by  /  2 September 2019

The loss of 21 genes on chromosome 3 may substantially raise the risk of autism.

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July 2019

Medical conditions may mark distinct autism subtypes

by  /  4 July 2019

Young autistic children may fall into three groups based on the number and type of co-occurring conditions they have.

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May 2019

Autistic people with intellectual disability often excluded in studies

by  /  21 May 2019

The lack of people with intellectual disability in studies of autism has a profound effect on our understanding of the condition.

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