Study provides insights into genetic, neuronal circuit mechanisms linked to autism's impaired sociability
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  March 23, 2017  
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 Study provides insights into genetic, neuronal circuit mechanisms linked to autism's impaired sociabilityStudy provides insights into genetic, neuronal circuit mechanisms linked to autism's impaired sociability
 
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 
 
 First physiological test opens door to early diagnosis of autismFirst physiological test opens door to early diagnosis of autism
 
An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study.
 
   Researchers find new method for diagnosis of autismResearchers find new method for diagnosis of autism
 
New method for the diagnosis of autism was found by researchers at Mie University. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by impairments in social interaction, communication and sensory abnormalities, such as sensitivity to sounds (auditory hypersensitivity). Despite intense research, the causes are still unknown.
 
   Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy prevents autism traits in offspringVitamin D supplementation during pregnancy prevents autism traits in offspring
 
Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered.
 
   Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain developmentMaternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development
 
If a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection - but this self-defence mechanism may also have a small influence how her child's brain develops in the womb, in ways that are similar to how the brain develops in autism spectrum disorders.
 
 New study provides insights into strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising child with ASD
 
New study provides insights into strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising child with ASDLike all parents, couples who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) share the ups and downs of parenting.
 
 
 Study: Treatment window for Fragile X syndrome likely remains open into maturity after childhood
 
Study: Treatment window for Fragile X syndrome likely remains open into maturity after childhoodBrain samples from humans show that the treatment window for Fragile X syndrome likely remains open well into maturity after childhood, when previous tests with mice indicated it might close, according to a new Drexel University-led study.