Tag: sleep

February 2020
child with someone sleeping in cloud-like brain
News

Sleep problems in autism, explained

by  /  6 February 2020

Many people with autism have difficulty falling and staying asleep, but there may be ways to help them.

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October 2019
red beating heart, in see-through person
Features / Deep Dive

Getting at the heart of autism

by  /  9 October 2019

Cardiac activity could reveal autism’s physiology and confirm a hunch many clinicians share: that people with autism experience great stress.

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September 2019
Glowing neurons in the transparent young zebrafish highlight activity in its brain and muscles.
News / Toolbox

Zebrafish show true colors as models for autism sleep studies

by  /  13 September 2019

Sleeping zebrafish show two patterns of neuronal activity that are analogous to those in people.

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synapse populations analysis--micrograph shows neurons in green in colorful network
Opinion / Viewpoint

How studying sleep in animals could unearth autism’s roots

by  /  3 September 2019

Sleep problems may contribute to autism’s underlying biology — a connection that scientists can study in animal models.

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August 2019
Mikle South shows off his soccer moves inside the MRI room
Opinion / Q&A

Beyond the bench: A conversation with Mikle South

by  /  6 August 2019

Mikle South spends his days teaching classes, studying the relationship between anxiety and autism, and coping with living in a conservative state.

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June 2019
fMRIs of monkey brains in a grid of 6 show highlighted areas.
News

Monkeys with autism mutation show condition’s key traits

by  /  12 June 2019

Researchers have engineered two generations of monkeys with mutations in SHANK3, a top autism gene. The first generation shows traits reminiscent of the condition.

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May 2019
Young girl sleeping in the bed
News

Sleep struggles in autistic people may have genetic basis

by  /  3 May 2019

Autistic children may be more likely than their unaffected siblings to carry mutations in genes linked to sleep.

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April 2019
Child awake in bed at night
News

In autism, depression takes on unusual forms

by  /  8 April 2019

Depression may show up in children with autism in an unusual way — most commonly as insomnia and restlessness.

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March 2019
Light coming into bedroom at night might cause sleep disruption
News

Autistic children’s sleep problems may stem from sensory issues

by  /  20 March 2019

Heightened sensory perception in toddlers with autism may predict sleep problems at around age 7.

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Three views of a lab monkey
News / Toolbox

Mutant monkey clones could aid study of autism

by  /  8 March 2019

Scientists have created five monkey clones, all carrying an edit to a specific gene.

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