The hallmark autism trait has multiple facets, Uljarević and his colleagues have found.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: repetitive behaviors
The leader of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute talks about what drew him into the autism field, and his departure from — and return to — the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Anxiety and other challenges autistic children experience may stem from an increase in social-communication issues and a decrease in repetitive behaviors from ages 6 to 11.
Synaptic changes in the brain region could drive a core trait of fragile X syndrome, a new mouse study suggests.
A protective pathway that pauses protein synthesis is muted in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome, according to a new study.
The findings in rhesus macaque monkeys may provide clues to sex differences in the heredity of social behavior in people.
Cells from people with fragile X syndrome overproduce — but don’t accumulate — proteins. New work suggests that excessive protein breakdown may account for this discrepancy, and explain some of the syndrome’s traits.
The measure breaks the behaviors down into eight distinct subdomains — categorization that could prove useful for clinical trials, its creator says.
Having an infection during pregnancy is tied to a small increase in the chances of having an autistic child, but the connection may not be causal.
This month’s newsletter explores the pandemic’s effects on autism rates, trends in co-occurring mental health conditions, and the impact of intranasal oxytocin.