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January 2015
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Eric London: Alternative diagnoses for autism

by  /  2 January 2015

Names such as autism, schizophrenia and intellectual disability are ‘umbrella’ terms that muddy the search for the true cause of an individual’s symptoms, says Eric London. He plans to come up with an alternative diagnostic scheme for developmental disabilities over the next two years.

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December 2014
Opinion

Change brings challenges for people with autism

by  /  19 December 2014

Individuals with autism may become overwhelmed by rapidly changing circumstances, particularly if they need to use social cues to navigate those changes.

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Opinion

Risperidone has no effect on core symptoms of autism

by  /  9 December 2014

Risperidone can ease irritability in people with autism, but has no effect on repetitive behaviors, social impairments or communication deficits, according to a study published 19 November.

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November 2014
Opinion

Mouse study sheds light on maternal infection, autism link

by  /  21 November 2014

A new study points to a possible link between inflammation in the womb, brain overgrowth and the behavioral impairments seen in autism.
 

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News

Treatment prevents autism-like symptoms in ‘teenage’ mice

by  /  16 November 2014

A treatment that targets the genetic defect in tuberous sclerosis prevents autism-like symptoms in mice at 6 weeks of age — the mouse equivalent of adolescence. Researchers presented the unpublished results yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
 

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News

Mimed gestures hint at repetitive behaviors in autism

by  /  15 November 2014

Children with autism show different patterns of brain activity during everyday gestures and movements than controls do, suggest unpublished results presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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News

Growth factor shows promise for Phelan-McDermid syndrome

by  /  15 November 2014

Insulin-like growth factor improves social behavior and lessens repetitive behaviors in children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, according to results from a preliminary clinical trial. Researchers presented the data yesterday at a satellite meeting of the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Opinion

Social language lapses hint at syndrome distinct from autism

by  /  4 November 2014

Some siblings of children with autism have social language impairments that may signal another, more controversial disorder.

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October 2014
Opinion

Autism symptoms occur independently in general population

by  /  31 October 2014

Adults in the general population fall into two clusters, each characterized by a subset of autism-like symptoms: social deficits and a fixation on details.

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News

Word grasp at 12 months may reflect autism symptoms

by  /  24 October 2014

Children later diagnosed with autism understand different types of words at 12 months of age than their typically developing peers, according to unpublished research presented Tuesday at the Autism Consortium Research Symposium in Boston.

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