Fever in pregnant rats around the time of delivery disrupts their pups’ communication and social behavior.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
From parental age to infection during pregnancy, environmental elements can influence autism risk.
A specially made ‘decoy’ protein prevents an immune molecule from crossing the placenta; the strategy may prevent the brain changes that lead to autism.
Autism is more heritable than anorexia, alcohol dependence, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to an analysis of data from nearly 4.5 million people.
Traits linked to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder tend to co-occur even in adulthood.
Watch the complete replay of Janine LaSalle discussing gene-environment interactions and autism.
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy is unlikely to raise the risk of having a child with autism.
Watch the complete replay of Judy Van de Water discussing the maternal immune system and autism.
High blood pressure, preterm birth and other pregnancy complications may increase the risk of autism.
Children born to women who received a routine vaccine while pregnant are not at an increased risk of autism.