A specially made ‘decoy’ protein prevents an immune molecule from crossing the placenta; the strategy may prevent the brain changes that lead to autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Signs & Symptoms
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
A recalibrated version of a widely used test for autism may accurately reflect autistic children’s development as they grow and become verbal.
Women whose children are severely autistic have lower serotonin levels than do those whose children have mild or moderate autism traits.
Routine screening of toddlers for autism in China could lead to much earlier diagnosis of the condition.
Researchers and autistic artists exploring virtual reality to study, treat and simulate autism traits.
Watch the complete replay of Stelios Georgiades discussing a model for predicting trajectories in children with autism.
The motion perception difficulties seen in people with fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of autism, may stem from a faulty visual circuit.
Even undiagnosed siblings of children with autism tend to struggle with anxiety, depression and social difficulties.