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Autistic people aren’t really accepted – and it’s impacting their mental...

Shutterstock Eilidh Cage, Royal Holloway Up to 70% of autistic people experience mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, according to some research. Unfortunately,...

Signaling pathway may be key to why autism is more common...

Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in...

Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism

The retrospective cohort study of 220 Australian children, conducted between 2011-2014, indicates that a "an immune-mediated subtype" of autism driven by the body's inflammatory...

Britain Embraces Virtual Reality as an Autism Treatment

This is the autism treatment of the future.        

AI Predicts Autism From Infant Brain Scans

Photo: iStockphoto Twenty-two years ago, researchers first reported that adolescents with autism spectrum disorder had increased brain volume. During the intervening years, studies of younger...

Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen may increase autism spectrum symptoms

Tylenol PM (left) and Tylenol (right) (credit: Ragesoss/CC) A new study has found that paracetamol (aka acetaminophen; trade names include Tylenol and Panadol), which is...

‘Think To Speak’ Headset Is Breaking Down Communication Barriers

PixHD Thanks to Smartstones, you can now send your loved one a text message, or in-app push message, simply by thinking it. It sounds...

New study adds key piece to autism puzzle

Innovative use of eye-tracker technology shows children with autism fixating more on mouth than eyes during emotional conversations Date:April 4, 2016Source:University of VermontSummary:The first study...

Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism,...

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows how chemicals designed to protect crops can cause gene expression changes in mouse brain cells that...

How one gene contributes to two diseases

The gene Shank3 has been linked to both autism and schizophrenia. Researchers found that two different mutations of the Shank3 gene produce some distinct...

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