Tag: social deficits

May 2018
Week of MayMay
14th
2018
News / Spotted

Cerebral palsy connection; misleading expressions; multiple maladies and more

by  /  18 May 2018

New evidence links autism and cerebral palsy at the genetic level, facial expressions tend to mislead, and many health conditions accompany autism.

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News

Girls with autism at high risk of sexual abuse, large study says

by  /  14 May 2018

Many women with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder report having been sexually abused as a child.

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News

Social smells evoke unusual responses in people with autism

by  /  10 May 2018

People with autism use different brain regions than typical people do to distinguish between the scents of familiar and unfamiliar individuals.

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Problems with language, emotions predict social abilities in autism

by  /  10 May 2018

Language difficulties and emotional challenges such as anxiety or aggression in children with autism at age 3 predict their social skills at around age 5.

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Features / Deep Dive

Why the definition of autism needs to be refined

by  /  9 May 2018

Five years after its latest revision, the manual used to diagnose autism is back under scrutiny, as evidence suggests it excludes some people on the spectrum.

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Scans reveal sex difference in brain thinning during childhood

by  /  9 May 2018

Part of the brain’s outer layer thins too quickly with age in boys with autism, but not in girls with the condition.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Journal club: Rescue of social deficits in autism mouse model

23 May 2018

Register for the next Spectrum journal club, featuring Zhen Yan, who will discuss a paper describing the rescue of social deficits in a SHANK3 mouse model.

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April 2018
Features / Deep Dive

Ask me first: What self-assessments can tell us about autism

by  /  4 April 2018

With a growing acknowledgement of self-awareness in people with autism, self-report questionnaires are gaining popularity in research and clinical practice.

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Cancer drug shows promise for treating some forms of autism

by  /  2 April 2018

A low dose of a drug used to treat lymphoma may ease social problems in some forms of autism.

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March 2018
Multimedia / Podcasts

Spectrum Stories: Talking about autism mouse models

by  /  21 March 2018

Scientists discuss the problems with using mice to study autism, and explain how the field might move forward.

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