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June 2015
News

Thick bridge of nerves may signal autism in infancy

by  /  4 June 2015

The bundle of nerves that connects the brain’s two hemispheres is abnormally thick in infants who are later diagnosed with autism. The broader the bundle, called the corpus callosum, the more severe a child’s symptoms.

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Opinion

Subtle differences separate autism from fragile X syndrome

by  /  2 June 2015

The social deficits and repetitive behaviors seen in boys with fragile X syndrome seem to stem from their cognitive difficulties, rather than arising independently as they do in autism.

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May 2015
News

Brain structure abnormalities predict repetitive behaviors

by  /  19 May 2015

Among babies who go on to receive a diagnosis of autism at age 2, alterations in brain structures forecast the severity of repetitive behaviors. The preliminary results were presented Saturday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.  
 

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Opinion

Parent coaching may allay problem behaviors in autism

by  /  19 May 2015

An intensive training program for parents may help ease disruptive behaviors in children with autism.

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News

Large study quantifies high risk of autism for ‘baby sibs’

by  /  15 May 2015

One in every five younger siblings of children with autism will end up being diagnosed with the disorder, according to the largest analysis to date of these ‘baby sibs.’

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Opinion

Listening to parents can help docs see early autism signs

by  /  15 May 2015

Parents can spot early signs of autism in their children but doctors don’t always listen to them, suggest two new studies.

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News

Early treatment is key for children with Angelman syndrome

by  /  8 May 2015

Fixing the gene that’s faulty in Angelman syndrome ameliorates anxiety and motor deficits in a mouse model of the disorder, but only if done early in life.

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Week of AprilApr
27th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Peer power; N of 1

by  /  1 May 2015

Peer review panels really can suss out good science, and clinical trials could get extremely personal.

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April 2015
Opinion

Mouse studies support second chance for fragile X drug

by  /  28 April 2015

Two new studies give a boost to arbaclofen, which failed to meet expectations in clinical trials for autism and fragile X syndrome.

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Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Katherine Rauen: Cancer pathway’s autism link

by  /  28 April 2015

Clinicians saw autism signs in children with mutations in a cancer pathway long before sequencing studies made the connection, says Katherine Rauen.

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