Researchers find clues into early development of ASD

Feb 16, 2019 by

Researchers at the Salk Institute compared stem cells created from people with and without autism spectrum disorder. They found measurable differences in both the patterns and the speed of development in the cells derived from those with autism spectrum...

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Zinc linked to autism

Dec 10, 2018 by

Research published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience indicates that a zinc deficiency in early childhood might contribute to autism spectrum disorder....

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Brainwave activity reveals potential biomarker for autism in children...

Nov 6, 2018 by

Researchers at Kanazawa University have identified a potential quantifiable biomarker for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using magnetic brainwave imaging to correlate altered gamma oscillation with the motor response of children with ASD....

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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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