As researchers learn more about what's responsible for the health issue, new findings published in the journal Cell show how one specific mutation contributes to autism. While studying the development of a rare neurological disorder known as Angelman syndrome, the study authors found that they could...
Health officials are still working to understand diseases like autism and schizophrenia as well as how they affect the development of the brain. New research published in the journal Cell reveals that a larger head size--or macrocephaly--is oftentimes seen in children with severe autism spectrum dis...
New findings published in the journal Current Biology reveal that people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may not distinguish between certain smells as easily as other children, suggesting that non-verbal tests related to smell could potentially serve as useful early indicators of ASD.
Could there be any connection between delivery modes and autism risk?
In this latest study, the researchers examined infants known to be at higher risk of autism based on the diagnosis of an older sibling.
Could teenage pregnancy increase the risk of autism? New findings published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry consists of the largest-ever multinational study of parental age and autism risk, funded by Autism Speak. Researchers found increased rates of autism among children whose parents had relat...
A new study shows that diagnosing autism in girls is more difficult due to less severe symptoms.
Statistics show that as many as 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with the overwhelming majority of child patients male.
Can a parent's concerns predict autism? New findings published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry show how many parents will notice early signs of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their child even before he or she is diagnosed.
New findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that some training programs for parents could be successful in improving the behavior of children with the health issue.
New findings published in a recent edition of JAMA show that there is not a common link between the MMR vaccine and autism, even when used among high-risk children.
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics examined certain epigenetic tags from the DNA of 44 fathers' sperm, supporting increasing evidence of physiological trait variations that were connected by genes that could essentially be switched on and off on a cellular level.