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Tag: language

October 2015

Over-synched brains trigger out-of-step social behavior

by  /  22 October 2015

People with autism show excessively synchronized activity between brain regions while conversing with others.


Female hormone gives male finches keen ear for song

by  /  21 October 2015

An infusion of estrogen increases activity in the brains of male zebra finches when they hear their own or others’ songs.


Double-dose mutation in language gene points to new syndrome

by  /  21 October 2015

Researchers have defined a new syndrome that results from carrying two mutated copies of CNTNAP2, a gene linked to autism.


One form of immune gene tracks with autism traits

by  /  21 October 2015

A variant in a gene that regulates immune responses is more common in children with autism than in those without this disorder.

September 2015

Personalized approach may usher in new era in autism therapy

by  /  3 September 2015

Researchers are creating guidelines that would help doctors choose and customize autism treatments.

August 2015
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Spotted: Phony reviews; tracking trials

by  /  21 August 2015

Springer pulled 64 studies over faked peer reviews, and positive clinical trial results are hard to find.

July 2015

Landscape of brain ridges may vary with gender in autism

by  /  31 July 2015

A region of the brain involved in interpreting social cues is unusually smooth in boys and men with autism, but normal in girls and women with the disorder.


Problems decoding audio? Sounds like autism

by  /  23 July 2015

Difficulty processing sound distinguishes children with autism from those with sensory processing disorder, a catch-all label for sensory abnormalities, according to a new study. The results suggest that among children with sensory problems, the exact nature of the sensory problem determines the diagnosis.


Early therapy may seed lasting gains in children with autism

by  /  9 July 2015

Children with autism who receive two years of intensive therapy as toddlers appear to maintain their social and behavioral gains two years later, suggests a new study. But some researchers are skeptical that the findings will hold true outside of a clinical trial setting.

June 2015

Diverse features found for autism-linked chromosome changes

by  /  29 June 2015

The first in-depth look at people with alterations in the 1q21.1 chromosomal region reveals a range of features, from problems with fine motor skills to autism.