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Tag: schizophrenia

October 2017
Week of OctoberOct
9th
2017

Maternal multivitamins; vaccine retraction; simultaneous schizophrenia and more

by  /  13 October 2017

Taking prenatal multivitamins may reduce the risk of having a child who has autism with intellectual disability, another vaccine-autism link study is being retracted, and schizophrenia sometimes accompanies autism.

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July 2017
Week of JulyJul
17th
2017

Valproate ban; hearing voices; adult autism and more

by  /  21 July 2017

A movement to ban valproate during pregnancy gains a foothold in France, people with auditory hallucinations seek to demedicalize the experience, and adults on the spectrum speak out.

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Massive collaboration unearths inherited risk factor for autism

by  /  17 July 2017

Autism runs in families, but the search for inherited risk factors has come up short — until now.

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Illustration: a brightly colored child stands among dark, shadowy figures.

The social ties between autism and schizophrenia

by  /  12 July 2017

Autism and schizophrenia share a long and tangled history. Comparing the social features of the two conditions could lead to better treatments and a deeper understanding of each.

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June 2017
Week of JuneJun
5th
2017

Injury risk; stem-cell start; food faces

by  /  9 June 2017

People with autism are at high risk of death from injury, China starts a clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells, and individuals with autism have trouble seeing faces in food.

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May 2017

Parents’ ages influence autism traits in general population

by  /  4 May 2017

Children born to parents who are unusually young or old stand an increased chance of having features of autism or other psychiatric conditions.

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March 2017

DNA deletion sparks separate outcomes of autism, schizophrenia

by  /  16 March 2017

In children with a deletion on chromosome 22, having autism does not boost the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.

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February 2017
Week of FebruaryFeb
13th
2017

Editing history; shot talk; catch of the day

by  /  17 February 2017

The Broad Institute can keep its CRISPR patents, Trump’s vaccine safety panel may be back on, and a drug discovered in fish eases seizures in children.

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December 2016
Illustration: A child looks up at an overhead light while less saturated figures walk around her.

For autism researchers, mundane moments spark ‘Eureka’ insights

26 December 2016

Autism researchers reflect on the unusual episodes that spawned significant scientific projects.

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Map of brain’s DNA loops holds clues to autism genetics

by  /  8 December 2016

A new chart of DNA’s three-dimensional structure reveals genomic regions that control distant genes during development.

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