11 November 2011Comments ( 1 )
Children with autism who receive intensive behavioral interventions of various types show the most improvement on tests of social and communicative abilities, according to a study in the January-March 2012 issue of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
9 November 2011Comments ( 0 )
The Rett syndrome gene MeCP2 may subtly regulate the expression of genes across the genome by altering DNA structure.
8 November 2011Comments ( 0 )
Growing up bilingual doesn’t impair language skills in children with autism, according to two studies in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
4 November 2011Comments ( 1 )
In a study of people missing an autism-linked region on chromosome 22, researchers have found that the larger the deletion, the more likely the individual is to have severe symptoms, from motor and speech delays to a large head and fleshy hands.
2 November 2011Comments ( 0 )
Adults with autism are more likely than controls to have certain chronic health conditions, such as high cholesterol, but are less likely to treat these with prescription drugs.