Only a small fraction of women who battle infections during pregnancy have children with autism, suggesting that some infections are riskier than others.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Children who have an older sibling with autism are 14 times more likely to have the condition than are those without a family history of the condition.
The first large population-based analysis of the prevalence of regression in autism reveals that it occurs in 20 percent of children with autism.
Jill Escher is on a mission to spur research into how chemicals in the environment may influence risk for autism.
A single species of bacteria reverses autism-like features in mice exposed to a high-fat diet in utero — but researchers question the findings’ relevance to people.
Autism is four times more prevalent among extremely premature babies than in the general population.
Pregnant women with elevated levels of certain immune molecules are at increased risk of having a child with both autism and intellectual disability.
High levels of an inflammatory protein in pregnant women may lower the risk of autism in their children.