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October 2013
Opinion / Viewpoint

Robust models

by  /  11 October 2013

Rodent models that recapitulate the core features of autism often have additional traits, leading us to ask whether these traits are integral to autism, says Elisa Hill-Yardin.

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July 2013
Opinion

Is it time to rethink head size?

by  /  1 July 2013

A new analysis challenges the long-reported correlation between autism and abnormally large head circumference, begging the question: Should head size matter?

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June 2013
News

Study questions large head size in autism

by  /  20 June 2013

Two new studies raise questions about one of the most frequently reported biological signatures of autism: a larger-than-normal head.

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February 2013
News

Twin study suggests large head size runs in autism families

by  /  14 February 2013

Children with autism and their unaffected twins have heads that are significantly larger than average, according to a study published 16 January in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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January 2013
News

Cognition and behavior: Autism dads struggle with empathy

by  /  22 January 2013

Families of individuals with autism may share their abnormal patterns of brain activation, according to a study published 3 December in Molecular Autism.

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October 2012
News

Fragile X rats have trouble learning speech sounds

by  /  17 October 2012

Rats lacking FMR1, the gene mutated in people with fragile X syndrome, do not learn to discriminate between human speech sounds like control rats do, according to research presented Monday evening at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

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September 2012
News

‘Noisy’ brain signals could underlie autism, study says

by  /  24 September 2012

Sensory responses in the brain of an individual with autism vary much more than in someone without the disorder, according to a study published 20 September in Neuron. This may explain why some people with autism are extremely sensitive to lights and sounds.

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July 2012
News

Electrical activity identifies infants at risk of autism

by  /  19 July 2012

Two new studies of the brain’s electrical activity bring the autism field one step closer to a physiological measure that can detect the disorder and predict who will go on to develop it.

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June 2012
News

‘Baby sibs’ struggle to integrate audio, visual speech cues

by  /  7 June 2012

Infants at high risk for autism have difficulty integrating information from different senses, such as vision and hearing, a new study suggests.

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April 2012
News

Clinical research: Study suggests four autism subgroups

by  /  25 April 2012

Individuals with autism may belong to one of four groups with discrete sets of symptoms, the most distinct of which includes immune system abnormalities accompanied by sleep problems and sensory sensitivity. The results were published in the April issue of Autism Research.

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