But the field needs to move on from cross-sectional studies to gain insights into the causes and consequences of the association, experts say.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A new technique used to create see-through rodents can help scientists analyze how the nervous system interacts with other body systems.
Having an infection during pregnancy is tied to a small increase in the chances of having an autistic child, but the connection may not be causal.
This month’s newsletter explores the pandemic’s effects on autism rates, trends in co-occurring mental health conditions, and the impact of intranasal oxytocin.
Parents’ health, treatment dosages and sensory perception feature in this month’s crop of null and replicated results.
Targeting the molecule, 4EPS, with an experimental drug may be a way to ease anxiety for autistic people, the researchers say. But not everyone is convinced.
Infection during pregnancy can tweak a mouse’s gut microbiome in ways that have lasting effects on her pups’ immune system and increase their chances of gut inflammation, a new study suggests.
Deleting CHD8 from the intestines induces gastrointestinal and behavioral changes in mice that resemble traits in people with mutations in the gene.