Hormone to treat autism shows no benefit

Nov 11, 2021 by

A multicenter study published in the October 13, 2021 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has found that oxytocin is ineffective at boosting social skills among children with autism. The long-awaited findings provide clarity to smaller, less...

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3D facial scans give genetic clues to autism

Oct 7, 2021 by

Researchers at Edith Cowan University used high-tech 3D facial scans to get a better understanding of the genetic causes of autism. The machine learning techniques analyze 5,000 points on faces to measure facial asymmetry in parents of children on...

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Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk

May 20, 2021 by

Refuting a previous study, a new study from Stanford Medicine found that epidural anesthesia, used frequently for pain relief during birth, does not increase the risk of autism in the offspring....

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Ineffective ‘learning styles’ theory persists in education...

Mar 9, 2021 by

Swansea University research published a new review about the widespread belief that students should be taught according to their “learning style.” The team found that not only is the method ineffective, but it may also be harmful to learners....

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Prenatal BPA exposure linked to male bias on autism spectrum disorder...

Feb 4, 2021 by

Science has shown that autism has a higher prevalence in males. But new research indicates that higher prenatal exposure to BPA—a common chemical found in plastics and our food—may increase the risk of autism. New research published in Scientific...

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Mothers of children with autism have different metabolite levels...

Jan 26, 2021 by

New research published in BMC Pediatrics indicates that mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder had several significantly different metabolite levels compared to mothers of typically developing children two to five years after they gave birth....

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Framework to study brain connectivity in living organisms

Dec 22, 2020 by

A paper published in Nature Scientific Reports indicates lays out a large medical analytics framework that can be used in neuroscience and neurology to study brain connectivity in living organisms....

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