Brian Lee has transformed the science of linking prenatal experiences to a child’s chances of having autism; his work taps social skills as well as statistical acumen.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Children born to people given an epidural during labor do not have an increased chance of having autism, according to two new studies.
In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, tests of intranasal oxytocin and an Angelman syndrome treatment fail to see results.
Mice exposed to unusually low levels of the placental hormone allopregnanolone in the womb show atypical brain development and autism-like behaviors.
Children born to mothers who take antipsychotic drugs during pregnancy are not more likely to have autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or to be born preterm or underweight.
Premature birth is tied to an increased chance of having autism, according to the largest study yet looking for a potential connection.
In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, researchers open the case on acetaminophen and close it on oxytocin.
A mouse model hints that genes linked to inflammation in some women may increase the likelihood of autism in their children.
The link between autism and prenatal exposure to an immune response may involve altered levels of immune cells, according to a new study.
In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, researchers rebut a controversial epidural study, test out autism assessments in toddlers and give the okay for multilingualism in autistic children.