19 August 2014Comments ( 3 )
When covering research on prenatal risk factors, are journalists too quick to blame the mother?
15 August 2014Comments ( 1 )
Autism pioneer Uta Frith reminisces about dramatic shifts in British researchers’ understanding of autism that effectively ended the institutionalization of children with the disorder.
12 August 2014Comments ( 2 )
Individuals who shed their autism diagnosis as they grow up don’t just overcome their social deficits — they also cease to show restricted interests and repetitive behaviors.
8 August 2014Comments ( 4 )
Severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in a parent significantly ups autism risk.
5 August 2014Comments ( 0 )
Researchers measure how brain networks work together by scanning volunteers' brains either while they're resting passively or while they're engaged in a task. A study published 2 July in Neuron argues that the networks activated in these two scenarios are more similar than previously thought.