Researchers are just beginning to learn what happens in the brains of autistic children during adolescence to explain their unique social, cognitive and emotional challenges.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Blood levels of PTEN protein and associated molecules could eventually help diagnose autism and other neurological conditions — and predict their outcomes.
Autistic children who have difficulty managing their emotions are also likely to take medication and need assistance from emergency responders.
A new open-source software package makes it possible to model changes in human and animal behavior over the course of an experiment.
A Hollywood-inspired video tool that captures movement in three dimensions over extended time periods shows that rats lacking the autism-linked gene FMR1 have different grooming patterns than controls do.
Mutations in the autism-linked gene DNMT3A lead to the behaviors and gene-expression changes seen in different neurodevelopmental conditions.
Autistic children may have a harder time catching a ball than non-autistic children do, possibly because they are less able to predict its trajectory.
Children with autism may have a subtly different set of bacteria in their gut than their non-autistic siblings do.
Children with dup15q syndrome may have telltale patterns of brain activity during sleep and get less non-REM sleep than neurotypical children do.