2 July 2015Comments ( 0 )
The brains of people with autism respond differently to a gentle brush on the arm — a form of social touch — than do those of people without the disorder. The findings may help explain some of autism’s social deficits.
30 June 2015Comments ( 0 )
Children with autism detect certain kinds of motion better than their peers do, but don’t tune out distracting visuals.
29 June 2015Comments ( 1 )
The first in-depth look at people with alterations in the 1q21.1 chromosomal region reveals a range of features, from problems with fine motor skills to autism.
26 June 2015Comments ( 1 )
Star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes weave a web of proteins that derails brain development in the autism-like Costello syndrome. The findings add to mounting evidence that brain cells other than neurons contribute to autism.
25 June 2015Comments ( 1 )
Older women and men are at high risk of having a child with autism — and so are teenage girls and parents whose age differs by at least a decade, according to a multinational study of more than 5 million children.