Spectrum Autism Research

Spectrum Autism Research

Autism research continues to stress basic science over improving interventions

For 40 years, the preponderance of autism research has focused on understanding the causes and...

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The search for a link between autism and neurodegenerative conditions

Autistic people have a higher-than-average chance of developing a neurodegenerative condition,...

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Repetitive behaviors wax and wane among autistic youth

Some types of restricted and repetitive behaviors become more prevalent among autistic children...

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No link between epidurals and autism, two studies confirm

Children born to people given an epidural during labor do not have an increased chance of having...

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Analysis ups estimate of spontaneous mutations’ role in autism

Spontaneous genetic mutations contribute to autism in 30 to 39 percent of all people with the...

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The signaling imbalance theory of autism, explained

One of the most popular theories of autism’s origins suggests that the condition arises...

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Mutations linked to autism may be detectable in men’s sperm

An advanced DNA-sequencing technique has identified gene-damaging mutations, some with ties to...

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What studying worms, flies and fish says about autism - Social creatures

Differences in social behavior are central to autism, and the roots of those behaviors extend...

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What studying worms, flies and fish says about autism - Fishing expedition

Scientists have also studied the nighttime rituals of another autism model: zebrafish (Danio...

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What studying worms, flies and fish says about autism - Fly society

In 2012, geneticist Santhosh Girirajan boarded a plane in Seattle, where he had just finished a...

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What studying worms, flies and fish says about autism - A worm of one’s own

Rand began using roundworms to study nervous system development in the 1970s. In the mid-2000s,...

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What studying worms, flies and fish says about autism - Intro

In a windowless room near the western edge of Vancouver, Canada, a team of researchers trains...

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What studying worms, flies and fish says about autism - Intro

In a windowless room near the western edge of Vancouver, Canada, a team of researchers trains...

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What studying worms, flies and fish says about autism - Intro

In a windowless room near the western edge of Vancouver, Canada, a team of researchers trains...

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What studying worms, flies and fish says about autism

Researchers are increasingly turning to simple animals to learn about autism biology and find...

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Getting eight arms around autism

Octopuses can solve some of the same problems as people but do so in unusual ways. The post...

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Autism research makes the leap to frogs

Frogs are useful for autism research for a slew of reasons, including the fact that the animals'...

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Tuning into bird songs for clues to autism

Parallels between how birds learn to sing and how children learn to speak provide a window into...

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Remembering Steve Warren (1953-2021): A giant in the field of genetics

Steve Warren co-discovered the genetic mechanism that underpins fragile X syndrome and was a...

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Eric Fombonne: Crossing continents to expand autism science

A Paris-born child psychologist, Fombonne has advanced bold positions on the cause, prevalence...

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