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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: developmental delay

October 2016
diagonal shadow of a family--parents and a girl

Parents miss signs of autism in their daughters

by  /  5 October 2016

Parents of girls with autism are significantly less likely than those of boys with the condition to voice concerns about their child’s social behavior.

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Banned toxins in mothers’ blood tied to autism risk

by  /  3 October 2016

High levels of chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls in a pregnant woman’s blood may raise the risk of autism in her child.

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September 2016

Webinar: Maureen Durkin dissects the epidemiology of autism

 /  28 September 2016

Watch the complete replay of Maureen Durkin’s webinar, in which she discussed the epidemiology of autism and intellectual disability, including changes in the prevalence of each condition.

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August 2016

Siblings of children with autism may show early setbacks

by  /  31 August 2016

About 1 in 10 toddlers who have an older sibling with autism have cognitive and motor delays.

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July 2016
Photo: Bernardo Pace and his daughter Gina stand together, looking at each other and embracing.

The most terrifying childhood condition you’ve never heard of

by  /  6 July 2016

Childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare and severe condition, rapidly melts away a child’s abilities. A new theory proposes that this little-known condition turns back the developmental clock.

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June 2016

Mom’s immune markers flag autism with intellectual disability

by  /  20 June 2016

Pregnant women with elevated levels of certain immune molecules are at increased risk of having a child with both autism and intellectual disability.

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May 2016

Weak immune response in women may up autism risk in children

by  /  27 May 2016

High levels of an inflammatory protein in pregnant women may lower the risk of autism in their children.

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Analysis of syndrome weakens gene’s link to autism

by  /  20 May 2016

Mutations in an autism-linked gene called AUTS2 do not cause the condition’s core social features, according to the most comprehensive clinical portrait to date.

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Firsthand experience with autism can spark new science

by  /  12 May 2016

Meeting people with autism can give scientists new ideas and the motivation to pursue long-term studies.

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Rare mutations in gene underlie new subtype of autism

by  /  6 May 2016

Mutations in a gene called POGZ lead to a constellation of traits, including a small head, developmental delay and, often, autism.

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