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August 2013
Opinion

Negative result

by  /  30 August 2013

Oxytocin may well have established its reputation as the ‘social hormone’ in the popular imagination, but it has no effect on symptoms in children with autism, according to a study published 26 July in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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News

Cognition and behavior: Fun cage calms autism mouse model

by  /  30 August 2013

Spending a month in a stimulating cage filled with wheels and toys alleviates repetitive grooming in a mouse model of autism, according to a study published 28 June in Autism Research.

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Opinion

Predicting psychosis

by  /  27 August 2013

A new study fans the flames of a link between autism and schizophrenia, finding that children with autism are at a three-fold greater risk of psychotic episodes in their teen years than their typically developing peers.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

How gender influences the autism brain

by ,  /  27 August 2013

Understanding the basis of sexual dimorphism in autism may not only inform our treatment of this condition, but may translate to therapies for many other mental illnesses, say Nirao Shah and Devanand Manoli.

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News

Risk of epilepsy in autism tied to age, intelligence

by  /  19 August 2013

Children with autism who are older than 13 years and have low intelligence are at the greatest risk of having epilepsy, according to one of the largest epidemiological studies on the issue to date, published 4 July in PLoS One.

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News

Cognition and behavior: Diet makes autism mouse friendly

by  /  16 August 2013

Eating a high-fat, low-carbohydrate — or ‘ketonogenic’ — diet for five weeks makes a mouse model of autism more sociable, according to a study published 5 June in PLoS One. The results suggest that this diet may be beneficial for children with autism.

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News

New technique maps topography of autism brain connections

by  /  8 August 2013

A technique borrowed from geography bolsters the idea that altered wiring in the brain’s gray matter plays a role in autism, according to a report published 22 July in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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July 2013
Opinion

Sensory subtypes

by  /  26 July 2013

Children with autism who react intensely to sensations also have other severe symptoms of the disorder, including low intelligence and trouble adapting to change, suggests a study published 25 June in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Opinion

Ritalin probe

by  /  16 July 2013

Ritalin lowers impulsivity, oppositional behavior and attention deficit in children with autism and has mild side effects, reports a study published 19 June in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Francesca Happe presents ‘fractionated triad’ model

24 July 2013

Watch the complete replay of Francesca Happé discussing how autism’s constellation of symptoms may have independent biological causes. Submit your own follow-up questions.

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