3 July 2015Comments ( 2 )
Parents deem children with autism who are fussy diners as more severely impaired than those who eat a wide range of foods.
8 June 2015Comments ( 1 )
There is some evidence that neural habituation — the process by which neurons get used to sensory stimuli — goes awry in autism. Mutant fish may help us understand the sensory sensitivities that often accompany the disorder, says Alan Packer.
5 June 2015Comments ( 5 )
If diagnosed with autism between 18 and 24 months, younger siblings of children with autism usually retain the label at age 3.
2 June 2015Comments ( 2 )
The social deficits and repetitive behaviors seen in boys with fragile X syndrome seem to stem from their cognitive difficulties, rather than arising independently as they do in autism.
29 May 2015Comments ( 8 )
One of the most consistent findings in autism, and perhaps the most perplexing, is that it affects about four boys for every girl. This gender bias has become a hot topic in autism research — so much so that Molecular Autism devoted its entire May issue to it.