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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: sleep

June 2017
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Fever finding; neuronal cookbookery; CRISPR’d unicorns; mining 23andMe

by  /  16 June 2017

The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.

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May 2017

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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March 2017

Pain, impulsivity may motivate self-harm in autism

by  /  8 March 2017

People with autism who have painful digestive issues or difficulties inhibiting their impulses are particularly prone to hurting themselves.

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January 2017

Large study shows self-injury common among children with autism

by  /  4 January 2017

About one in four children with autism hit, scratch or otherwise hurt themselves, suggests an analysis of school and medical records for more than 8,000 children.

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November 2016
Black mouse in part shadow

Mutation tied to autism deprives male mice of their sleep

by  /  23 November 2016

A DNA deletion linked to autism causes male mice, but not females, to have trouble falling asleep.

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September 2016
Image of pots and pans hanging from the ceiling. This is meant to be a visual pun, because marijuana is also known as 'pot'.

The pioneers: How parents are experimenting with marijuana for autism

by  /  14 September 2016

Meet the backyard marijuana growers and home chemists who are rushing in where scientists fear to tread.

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April 2016

Mouse study links gene to some autism symptoms

by  /  22 April 2016

Mice missing a gene called PTCHD1 in a deep-seated brain structure have autism-like symptoms that ease with treatment.

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January 2016

Before talking about autism, listen to families

by  /  26 January 2016

Scientists should phrase their findings to be sensitive to the dignity and needs of people with autism.

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December 2015

Staff picks from 2015

by  /  22 December 2015

Some of our favorite stories this year went beyond the news to lay bare critical controversies or highlight real-world implications of research.

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October 2015

Wide awake: Why children with autism struggle with sleep

by  /  7 October 2015

Half of children who have autism have trouble falling or staying asleep, which may make their symptoms worse. Scientists are just beginning to explore what goes wrong in the midnight hour.

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