Tag: macrocephaly

July 2013
News

Excess brain fluid in infants may be early sign of autism

by  /  18 July 2013

Infants who go on to develop autism have excess fluid between the top of the brain and the skull that persists from about 6 months to 2 years of age, according to a study published 9 July in Brain.

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Opinion

Is it time to rethink head size?

by  /  1 July 2013

A new analysis challenges the long-reported correlation between autism and abnormally large head circumference, begging the question: Should head size matter?

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June 2013
News

Study questions large head size in autism

by  /  20 June 2013

Two new studies raise questions about one of the most frequently reported biological signatures of autism: a larger-than-normal head.

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May 2013
News

Clinical research: Neurexin-1 deletions add to autism risk

by  /  24 May 2013

Deletions in neurexin-1, a candidate gene for autism, may cause intellectual disability, speech delays, seizures, poor muscle tone and unusual facial features, according to two studies published in the past two months.

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News

Cognition and behavior: Autism brains normalize over time

by  /  17 May 2013

Differences in brain activity that distinguish children with autism from controls may lessen with age, according to a meta-analysis published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Flora Vaccarino on iPS cells and autism neurobiology

15 May 2013

Watch the complete replay of Flora Vaccarino describing how to model brain development using induced pluripotent stem cells. Submit your own follow-up questions.

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March 2013
News

Genetics: Head size heterogeneous in autism

by  /  6 March 2013

Children who have autism and large heads may belong to different clinical subsets based on the ratio between their head size and height, according to a study published in the February issue of Autism Research.

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February 2013
News

Twin study suggests large head size runs in autism families

by  /  14 February 2013

Children with autism and their unaffected twins have heads that are significantly larger than average, according to a study published 16 January in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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News / Toolbox

Researchers carve out map of rodent brain

by  /  13 February 2013

Researchers have divided the rat brain into 26 structures that are present from birth to adulthood and that can be seen using brain imaging, according to a study published 15 February in Neuroimage.

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December 2012
News

Clinical research: Larger brains in autism, fragile X

by  /  19 December 2012

Young boys with fragile X syndrome or autism have larger brains overall than controls do, but the two groups show enlargement of different parts of the brain, according to an imaging study published in September in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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