28 July 2014Comments ( 0 )
Mutations in a gene linked to intellectual disability and sometimes autism may lead to a permanent boost in brain activity, according to a study published 18 June in Neuron.
21 July 2014Comments ( 10 )
Common genetic variants that have minor effects may contribute about half the risk of developing autism, according to a study published Sunday in Nature Genetics. Identifying these variants would require tens of thousands of samples.
21 July 2014Comments ( 1 )
Children and adolescents with autism are more likely to be overweight or obese than their typically developing peers, finds a large survey published in Academic Pediatrics.
17 July 2014Comments ( 4 )
Having one child with autism raises the odds of having a second child with the disorder 20-fold, according to one of the largest epidemiological studies so far to address the inheritance of autism risk.
14 July 2014Comments ( 8 )
A Duke University team has won $15 million to explore stem cells from cord blood as a treatment for autism. But experts caution that the trial is premature.