Autism

What is Autism?

Autism is not a single disease entity. It is part of a range of developmental disorders known as autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). They begin in childhood and last through adulthood.

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New eye scan could aid in early detection of autism

New eye scan could aid in early detection of autism

Using 'mini-brains' to detect harmful neurodevelopmental effects of antidepressant

Using 'mini-brains' to detect harmful neurodevelopmental effects of antidepressant

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Study: About 8% of West Virginia newborns are exposed to alcohol few weeks before birth

Study: About 8% of West Virginia newborns are exposed to alcohol few weeks before birth

Autism in young boys linked to phthalate exposure before birth

Autism in young boys linked to phthalate exposure before birth

BPA-free plastic products aren't safe for people to use, scientists warn

BPA-free plastic products aren't safe for people to use, scientists warn

Brain activity can reveal empathy

Brain activity can reveal empathy

Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Social media users most misinformed about vaccines

Social media users most misinformed about vaccines

Measles re-emerging globally

Measles re-emerging globally

Neuroscientist breaks the communication code of mice

Neuroscientist breaks the communication code of mice

Social media more likely to provide misinformation about vaccines

Social media more likely to provide misinformation about vaccines

Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds

Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds

Researchers identify key modifier in large genetic deletion linked to neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers identify key modifier in large genetic deletion linked to neurodevelopmental disorders

Changing clocks is bad for your health, but which time to choose?

Changing clocks is bad for your health, but which time to choose?

Inflammation detected in the brains of veterans with Gulf War Illness

Inflammation detected in the brains of veterans with Gulf War Illness

Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood

Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

Gut bacteria composition and diversity linked to human personality traits

Gut bacteria composition and diversity linked to human personality traits