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Spectrum: Autism Research News
What developmental milestones say about autism research: A conversation with Susan Kuo and Elise Robinson
Shifts in diagnostic criteria have only added to the condition’s bedeviling heterogeneity, an analysis of smiling, sitting, walking and other early milestones in more than 17,000 autistic children reveals.
The animals recall fear more readily if a set of inhibitory neurons in the hippocampus is switched on.
Neurona Health, a company in San Francisco, California, backed away from part of its newly launched services after Spectrum started reporting about them.
Many autistic children experience language regression for about three months in early childhood, but this lapse does not appear to foretell future communication issues.
An atypical thalamus may underlie not only sensory issues in autism but also difficulties with social skills, attention and memory.
Experts question data showing that an experimental therapy that parents deliver to babies with early signs of autism can lessen the intensity of the children’s traits and lower their chances of diagnosis at age 3.
Mice missing a copy of chromosomal region 16p11.2 are slow to learn motor tasks and have dysfunction in a brain circuit associated with stress and movement, according to a new study. Normalizing this circuit’s activity corrects the learning deficit.