22 August 2011Comments ( 0 )
Some of the same genetic risk factors may underlie both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a study published 10 August in Science Translational Medicine.
18 August 2011Comments ( 5 )
New studies of restricted and repetitive behaviors link autism to other disorders and may lead to more effective treatments.
15 August 2011Comments ( 3 )
Children who have more than one older sibling with autism have a one in three chance of developing the disorder themselves, according to a study published today in Pediatrics. The risk is higher for boys: Even if they have only one older sibling with autism, they are almost three times more likely than girls with the same family history to develop the disorder.
11 August 2011Comments ( 0 )
Autism studies tend to focus on one part of the spectrum, often excluding those who also have other conditions such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder or intellectual disability. The result, some experts say, is piecemeal findings that don’t fit together to generate a whole picture.
8 August 2011Comments ( 1 )By zapping mouse brains with blue and yellow light beams, scientists have manipulated the animals' social behaviors and bolstered a popular theory of what causes autism.