How a pacemaker in the brain could ease autism traits

Sep 26, 2018 by

New research theorizes that applying gentle electrical pulses to the brain might align errant neurological signals–maybe in collaboration with drugs to support the brain’s activity-coordinating mechanisms–in order to help autism....

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Autism prognosis: Parenting genes incredibly useful

Sep 22, 2018 by

New research has determined that while one main gene may make an individual susceptible to autism or another neurodevelopmental disorder, it’s the whole collection of associated changes in their DNA that decides whether they develop it and how severe...

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Pesticide may increase autism risk

Sep 6, 2018 by

A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found a link between the level of pesticides in a mother’s blood and her infant’s risk for autism. The study focused on the pesticide DDT, a potential carcinogen that...

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Cancer drug may treat autism

Jun 29, 2018 by

Using experimental drugs that were initially developed to treat cancer, researchers have found a possible treatment for a genetic form of autism called 16p11.2 deletion syndrome....

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Pupillary reflex may predict autism

May 24, 2018 by

A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden found that how well the eye’s pupil respond to light in infants may be an indicator for determining autism....

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Blood test predicts autism with 92% accuracy

Apr 4, 2018 by

A new blood test created at the University of Warwick in the UK appears to diagnosis autism in young children with a 92% accuracy rate....

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Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior in autism

Apr 2, 2018 by

Research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience indicates that romidepsin, a drug approved in the U.S. for the treatment of lymphoma, may reverse social impairments associated with autism....

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