16 September 2014Comments ( 1 )
Methyl tags on DNA are distributed differently in postmortem brains from people with autism than in control brains, and mouse pups can inherit altered methylation from their older fathers, report two new studies.
12 September 2014Comments ( 0 )
By the time they turn 1, infants who are later diagnosed with autism smile less often than those who do not develop the disorder, according to a study published 13 August in Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
9 September 2014Comments ( 1 )
A brain hub responsible for higher-order tasks may be overly connected in autism and thinly connected in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
5 September 2014Comments ( 0 )
News stories about autism in China are becoming more common, but tend to skimp on scientific facts, reports a study of five leading daily newspapers.
2 September 2014Comments ( 0 )
Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder that shares some features with autism, can be severe and debilitating. But some people with the disorder can regain social skills years after diagnosis.