Girls whose grandmother smoked may be more likely to develop autism...

Sep 4, 2017 by

A new study published in Scientific Reports indicates that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during her pregnancy, she is more likely to develop autistic traits....

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LearningRx reviews study on autism risk genes

Jul 26, 2017 by

A new Yale study suggests that genetic variants linked to autism spectrum disorders may have been selected during evolution because they contribute to enhanced cognition. Researchers found that evolutionary gene selected showed ASD were found under positive selection in...

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LearningRx reviews potential autism biomarker

Jul 8, 2017 by

Researchers who looked at babies who eventually developed autism found that they had 18 percent more cerebrospinal fluid‑the colorless fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord—than babies who did not eventually develop autism....

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LearningRx reviews autism study

May 19, 2017 by

Autism more common in people whose brains are male-like A new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry indicates that it’s not just biological sex that determines a higher likelihood of autism, but also brain features that are more...

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LearningRx reviews autism link to high-risk babies

May 17, 2017 by

Algorithm predicts whether high-risk babies will develop autism A team of researchers from Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina have designed a process that uses MRI scans, a computer program and an algorithm to...

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LearningRx reviews study on TB drug treating social issues of ASD...

Apr 11, 2017 by

TB drug may treat social impairments associated with ASD Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that the drug d-cycloserine, used to treat tuberculosis, boosted the function of an autism-related gene called PCDH10 and improved social impairments in...

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LearningRx reviews study finding maternal flu not linked to autism...

Apr 3, 2017 by

A new Kaiser Permanente study published in JAMA Pediatrics did not find any association between a risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in offspring and influenza or the influenza vaccination during pregnancy....

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