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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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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New Genetic Mutations Linked to ASD

Jul 24, 2020 by

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified mutations in a gene called CNOT1, which is interacts with several autism genes. The mutations affect memory, learning and brain development....

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Faulty Microglia May Contribute to Autism

May 19, 2020 by

A new study published in Nature Communications found that, in mice, when microglia (immune cells in the brain) fail to perform an essential “housekeeping role,” males may develop autism spectrum disorder....

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