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Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. Other ASDs include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females.
Autism could be predicted from blood or urine tests soon

Autism could be predicted from blood or urine tests soon

Study reveals functional dynamics of ion channels

Study reveals functional dynamics of ion channels

Father's stress affects the brain development of offspring, mice study shows

Father's stress affects the brain development of offspring, mice study shows

Lab-grown cerebellar cells may help explain how ASD develops at molecular level

Lab-grown cerebellar cells may help explain how ASD develops at molecular level

High-tech brain scans can provide new way to define intelligence

High-tech brain scans can provide new way to define intelligence

People who survive childhood heart defects may be at elevated risk of developing dementia

People who survive childhood heart defects may be at elevated risk of developing dementia

Findings reveal dramatic landscape of genetic changes in the brain in response to visual stimulation

Findings reveal dramatic landscape of genetic changes in the brain in response to visual stimulation

Research funded by NIH grant aims to discover crucial role of 'invisible' cells

Research funded by NIH grant aims to discover crucial role of 'invisible' cells

Study reveals the link between genetic variations and major psychiatric disorders

Study reveals the link between genetic variations and major psychiatric disorders

New research signals potential breakthrough for adults with ASD

New research signals potential breakthrough for adults with ASD

Study provides insight into mechanisms for increased male susceptibility to ASD

Study provides insight into mechanisms for increased male susceptibility to ASD

Study accurately estimates prevalence of FASD in the United States

Study accurately estimates prevalence of FASD in the United States

Specialist residential service for adults with autism opens in Swansea

Specialist residential service for adults with autism opens in Swansea

Researchers use innovative method to screen kinases for cancer drug's effectiveness

Researchers use innovative method to screen kinases for cancer drug's effectiveness

The ketogenic diet could delay the effects of aging, say experts

The ketogenic diet could delay the effects of aging, say experts

Study unravels developmental splicing program that promotes neuronal maturation

Study unravels developmental splicing program that promotes neuronal maturation

Harvard scientists identify molecular machinery responsible for dopamine release in the brain

Harvard scientists identify molecular machinery responsible for dopamine release in the brain

Special issue addresses college experiences for students with ASD

Special issue addresses college experiences for students with ASD

Researchers reverse symptoms associated with Rett syndrome in mouse model

Researchers reverse symptoms associated with Rett syndrome in mouse model

Brain response to hearing one's own name found to be diminished in adults with autism

Brain response to hearing one's own name found to be diminished in adults with autism