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Tag: endophenotype

April 2012
News

Study finds grammar tics in children with autism

by  /  12 April 2012

Children with autism don’t follow certain grammatical rules, according to one of the few studies of the disorder from the field of linguistics.

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March 2012
News

Large eye-tracking study highlights diversity of autism

by  /  5 March 2012

Children with autism who have different verbal and intellectual abilities seem to glean useful social information from different parts of the face, according to the largest-ever eye-tracking study of the disorder. The findings are published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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December 2011
News

Study links brain size to regressive autism

by  /  12 December 2011

Larger brains may be associated with regressive autism, but only in boys, according to a study published online 28 November in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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November 2011
News

Autism brains have noisy signals, imaging study finds

by  /  13 November 2011

In high-functioning adults with autism, the signal-to-noise ratio in the outer regions of the brain is significantly lower than in healthy controls, according to unpublished research presented Friday in Washington, D.C.

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October 2011
News

Facial features provide clue to autism severity

by  /  20 October 2011

Boys with autism have a distinct facial structure that differs from that of typically developing controls, according to a study published 14 October in Molecular Autism.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Dysmorphology as biomarker for the study of autism

by  /  11 October 2011

Individuals who have autism and dysmorphology comprise a distinct subgroup within the disorder, says geneticist Judith Miles. 

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September 2011
News

Clinical research: Men may not outgrow autism-like behaviors

by  /  23 September 2011

Boys who have autism-like social deficits at 2 years of age retain about the same level of social impairment when they reach age 20.

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News

Researchers identify gene regulating amygdala volume

by  /  13 September 2011

A variant of the FGF14 gene may decrease the volume of the amygdala, a brain structure needed to interpret emotions in facial expressions, according to results presented on Sunday at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Washington, D.C.

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August 2011
News

Cognition and behavior: Autism brain patterns inherited

by  /  31 August 2011

Healthy parents of children with autism have an atypical brain response to sound frequency changes that mimics the response of individuals with the disorder.

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News

Cognition and behavior: Response to emotions linked to autism

by  /  16 August 2011

The brains of teenagers with autism and their unaffected siblings respond similarly to both happy and neutral faces, whereas those of controls seem to prefer happy ones, according to a study published 12 July in Translational Psychiatry.

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