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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More than 100 genes tied to autism

Mar 19, 2020 by

A landmark study from Mount Sinai has identified more than 100 genes associated with autism. Other developmental delays were tied to 49 of the 102 genes. The research was published in the journal Cell....

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Sensor Reads Signs of Oncoming Aggression in People with Autism...

Sep 25, 2019 by

Some adults, teens and children with autism can become suddenly aggressive with little warning for the people taking care of them. But researchers at Northeastern University have created a device that can predict aggressive episodes a minute before they...

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New ‘child-friendly’ test for autism

Aug 14, 2019 by

For young children with autism, questionnaires and psychologist evaluations can be stressful. But new research has found an easier, stress-free tests for children with autism that involves tracking their gaze....

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How architecture can change the lives of children with autism...

Aug 10, 2019 by

Joan Scott Love has spent 5 years researching new ways to teach designers to create sensory-friendly spaces. The senior lecturer in interior architecture at Leeds Beckett University creates optimized learning environments for children of all needs and abilities. Check...

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Scientists Develop an Objective, Brain-based Test to Diagnose Autism...

Jun 4, 2019 by

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine used fMRIs to measure the response of children with autism to different environmental cues in the part of the brain involved in assigning value to social interactions....

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