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November 2014
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with autism show different patterns of brain activity during everyday gestures and movements than controls do, suggest unpublished results presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.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with autism understand different types of words at 12 months of age than their typically developing peers, according to unpublished research presented Tuesday at the Autism Consortium Research Symposium in Boston.

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Opinion

Study catches autism signs in ball skills

by  /  21 October 2014

Children with autism are more likely to have trouble catching a ball than their unaffected peers or those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Opinion

Studies struggle to pin down gender differences in autism

by  /  14 October 2014

Two new studies, both by reputable teams of researchers, report that there are no detectable differences between boys and girls with autism.

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Opinion

Restricted behaviors link autism, attention deficit

by ,  /  10 October 2014

Restricted behaviors in autism represent a genetic link with inattention and hyperactivity in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, say Tinca Polderman and Henrik Larsson.

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September 2014
News

New therapy shows promise for infants with signs of autism

by  /  25 September 2014

A new interaction-based therapy delivered by parents may improve behavior and language skills in infants with autism symptoms, suggests a small pilot study.

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Mouse lab test: the three chambered assay
Opinion / Viewpoint

Optimizing behavioral assays for mouse models of autism

by  /  23 September 2014

As the number of autism rodent models climbs, it is a good time for the field to step back and consider the best practices for assessing autism-like symptoms in rodents, says Jacqueline Crawley.

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