8 December 2014Comments ( 2 )
A group of scientists is using fast, accurate and minimally invasive measurement systems to revive the once-tedious trade of dysmorphology, or the study of unusual facial features, in autism.
4 December 2014Comments ( 0 )
Small pieces of RNA restore the expression of a key gene missing in Angelman syndrome and offer the promise of a highly specific cure, researchers reported Monday in Nature.
1 December 2014Comments ( 2 )
Pivotal response treatment, an effective form of behavioral therapy for autism, normalizes brain activity in children with the disorder, according to a small study published earlier this month in Brain Imaging and Behavior. This suggests that brain imaging can signal early responses to autism treatments.
26 November 2014Comments ( 1 )
More than 30 years after its discovery, an obscure gene called ANK2 has emerged as a top autism candidate, leaving researchers wondering about its link to the disorder. New clues suggest it may help neurons chart their path through the brain.
24 November 2014Comments ( 0 )
Each child with autism is different from the next. One approach rapidly gaining momentum makes sense of this diversity by grouping children together based on their genetics, then looking for patterns in their symptoms. The long-term aim: personalized treatments for each subtype of autism.