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13 March 2012Comments ( 1 )
Dysregulation of the intracellular signaling pathway RAS, a risk factor for idiopathic autism, may provide a unifying theory of the disorder. Although this is not an altogether new hypothesis, several new findings have strengthened the evidence for it considerably.
13 March 2012Comments ( 0 )
DISC1, an autism-associated protein, can form large aggregates that deplete the amount of functional DISC1 in cells, according to a study published 14 February in Human Molecular Genetics.
12 March 2012Comments ( 1 )
Prenatal genetic tests that can detect copy number variations, including those linked to autism, could raise tough questions for doctors and parents.
9 March 2012Comments ( 0 )
When children with autism make grammatical errors, is it due to a fundamental problem in language processing, or rather their difficulty understanding social interactions? Two new studies lend support to the latter idea.
9 March 2012Comments ( 1 )
A certain type of bacteria is prevalent in the intestines of children who have both autism and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms but absent in controls, according to a study published 10 January in mBio.