Scientists fret over ‘Brexit,’ a video game boosts cognitive skills in children, and studies detail the downsides of jargon.
A grant extends a study on parenting children with fragile X syndrome, the Human Connectome Project progresses, and women scientists play the role of experimenter in published work.
Clinicians can use play to deliver therapies that could improve a child’s social skills, language and certain cognitive capacities.
Mutations in a gene called POGZ lead to a constellation of traits, including a small head, developmental delay and, often, autism.
A third strain of mice carrying an autism-linked mutation captures the nuances of this structural mutation in people.
Children who have both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism receive their autism diagnosis an average of four years later than those who have autism alone.
Early disruption of the microbes that inhabit the gut can alter a mouse’s sociability long term.
The same autism-linked mutation can lead to dramatically different behaviors in rats and mice.
Half of children who have autism have trouble falling or staying asleep, which may make their symptoms worse. Scientists are just beginning to explore what goes wrong in the midnight hour.