Tag: repetitive behavior

June 2017

Maternal infection may alter neuronal signals, connections

by  /  9 June 2017

Pups born to pregnant mice infected with a mock virus are known to show changes in their immune system. These effects may in turn impair proper brain signaling, according to results presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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May 2017

Altered circuit may underlie repetitive behaviors in autism

by  /  13 May 2017

A brain circuit that controls movement is altered in people with autism, a postmortem brain study suggests.


Diagnostic tests miss autism features in girls

by  /  13 May 2017

Girls with autism may not get a diagnosis because certain features of the condition look different in them than they do in boys.

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Short sleep is unhappy bedfellow for autism features

by  /  8 May 2017

The fewer hours of sleep children with autism get, the more severe their features, according to a study of more than 2,700 children with the condition.

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April 2017

Estimate of autism’s sex ratio reaches new low

by  /  27 April 2017

A massive new analysis drops the ratio of boys to girls who qualify for an autism diagnosis to about 3-to-1.

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Two autism features may share common root in brain

by  /  26 April 2017

Children with autism who have both severe repetitive behaviors and sensory sensitivities tend to have had unusually structured nerve tracts in infancy.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Romanian orphans reveal clues to origins of autism

by  /  25 April 2017

Understanding autism features in children who were deprived of social contact as infants could offer clues to the condition.

Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Michael Platt discusses monkey models for autism

24 May 2017

Watch the complete replay of Michael Platt’s webinar discussing monkey models for autism.

March 2017

Microbial transplant may treat gut, social problems

by  /  22 March 2017

Replacing the microbes that inhabit the gut may ease digestive troubles and social difficulties in children with autism.

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illustration of person with autism struggling with addiction
Features / Deep Dive

Autism’s hidden habit

by  /  1 March 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that people with autism don’t get hooked on alcohol or other drugs, but new evidence suggests otherwise.