We asked five autism researchers to weigh in on whether there is a unique brain signature for autism and, if so, how to identify it.
A new strategy for diagnosing autism shortens the evaluation process — and the wait for answers.
Women describe relief at finally learning they have autism, a man with epilepsy narrates during stimulation of his brain, and the brain’s immune cells are caught on film nibbling at neuronal connections.
Activists are arrested while protesting the use of electroshock devices, a Facebook group claims cabbage slurry can prevent autism, and a movie features romance — and actors — on the spectrum.
A project in Scotland dramatically increased the accuracy of autism diagnosis and cut waiting times in half.
Combining a brain imaging technique with a neuron stimulation method can reveal how activity at one site travels through neural networks in the brain.
Babies who are later diagnosed with autism may show aberrant connections between some brain regions in their first year of life.
Music therapy proves ineffective for autism, brain structures differ with 16p11.2 duplications and deletions, and mice missing NLGN3 may influence the sociability of their littermates.