27 April 2015Comments ( 1 )
Monkeys whose mothers are infected with a mock virus while pregnant show abnormal branching of certain brain cells. The findings may help explain why infection during a woman’s pregnancy ups the risk of autism in her children.
23 April 2015Comments ( 3 )
Signals that relay sensations from nerves to the brain are abnormally strong in people with autism, a finding that may explain why some people with the disorder are overly sensitive to light, sound and touch.
20 April 2015Comments ( 6 )
A panel of genes expressed in blood may identify toddlers who will later be diagnosed with autism.
16 April 2015Comments ( 0 )
Apple’s new tool for creating apps to aid medical research may provide autism researchers with easy access to vast numbers of study participants — and data.
13 April 2015Comments ( 2 )
Mutations in MeCP2, which cause Rett syndrome, boost the expression of long genes in the brain. The findings add to mounting evidence linking long genes to developmental disorders.