The part of the nervous system that regulates heart rate and breathing may be involved in autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Signs & Symptoms
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
About one in three autistic people in the United Kingdom is prescribed drugs designed to alter brain function.
A two-belt treadmill attached to a specialized display suggests that people with autism have a distinct walking style.
Some children who dramatically lose a range of abilities after age 2 may have a condition called childhood disintegrative disorder.
Links between sensory and motor brain networks may be unusually weak in individuals with autism.
The brains of rats exposed in utero to the seizure drug valproate show a significant increase in brain size around the time of birth.
Traits associated with autism and gender variance may co-occur even among typical children — a finding that may ease some of the skepticism about the overlap.