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Tag: diagnostic tests

October 2016

Some children may truly outgrow autism

by  /  19 October 2016

Children who officially lose their autism diagnosis show no residual signs of the condition.

September 2016

Quick, cheap tests decode fragile X mutation

by  /  14 September 2016

An inexpensive new set of tests allows researchers to rapidly analyze the genetic glitch underlying fragile X syndrome.

Week of AugustAug

Clinton care; autism in Africa; gender grievance

by  /  2 September 2016

Hillary Clinton releases an expansive mental health care agenda; researchers call for autism research in sub-Saharan Africa; and a scientist alleges gender bias at the National Institutes of Health.

August 2016

Quest for autism biomarkers faces steep statistical challenges

by ,  /  23 August 2016

Finding a difference between people with and without autism is only the first step toward identifying a clinically useful marker of the condition.


Rare genetic condition may offer early glimpse of autism

by  /  10 August 2016

Children who have both tuberous sclerosis and autism have features nearly identical to those of children with autism alone.

June 2016
Week of MayMay

Care co-op; biased psychotherapists; funding failure

by  /  3 June 2016

A training program leads physicians to screen more children for autism, psychotherapists may discriminate against the working class, and a lack of federal funding leaves children with autism underserved.

May 2016

New video tool talks parents through autism screening

by  /  14 May 2016

A video-guided screening tool may boost the reliability of parent reports about autism-like behaviors.


Venezuelan scientist offers reality check for autism research

by  /  13 May 2016

The best practices for prevalence studies are all but impossible in countries facing rampant poverty and instability.


Self-scoring autism screen overlooks problems in girls

by  /  12 May 2016

A widely used screening tool is equally effective at detecting autism symptoms in both black and white toddlers, but misses girls of either race.

April 2016

Rising star: Somer Bishop fine-tunes autism diagnosis

by  /  28 April 2016

Somer Bishop is launching a revolution in autism diagnosis, creating faster, more precise tools that speed research and better capture the full spectrum of autism symptoms.