Autism News and Research

Latest Autism News and Research

Changes in our early sensory experiences resulting from disease or environmental factors may shape our sensory perceptions

Changes in our early sensory experiences resulting from disease or environmental factors may shape our sensory perceptions

Methylphenidate shows promise for hyperactivity associated with autism

Methylphenidate shows promise for hyperactivity associated with autism

New understanding of how neurogenesis occurs

New understanding of how neurogenesis occurs

Research has important implications for autism

Research has important implications for autism

Newly discovered role of MECP2 gene in Rett Syndrome

Newly discovered role of MECP2 gene in Rett Syndrome

No credible evidence behind claims of harm from the MMR vaccination

No credible evidence behind claims of harm from the MMR vaccination

Pathological liars found to have less gray matter

Pathological liars found to have less gray matter

Breath-analysis testing may prove to be an effective method for detecting the damaging lung-bacteria growth seen in cystic fibrosis

Breath-analysis testing may prove to be an effective method for detecting the damaging lung-bacteria growth seen in cystic fibrosis

Rett syndrome discovery

Rett syndrome discovery

New information regarding the genetic, cellular and neurological bases of susceptibility to autism and schizophrenia

New information regarding the genetic, cellular and neurological bases of susceptibility to autism and schizophrenia

Brain abnormalities in people who habitually lie

Brain abnormalities in people who habitually lie

HOXA1 is a gene that's been looking for a disorder for a long time

HOXA1 is a gene that's been looking for a disorder for a long time

Teenage drug use can lead to adult addiction and heart attack

Teenage drug use can lead to adult addiction and heart attack

5-year-old British autistic boy dies after alternative therapy in U.S.

5-year-old British autistic boy dies after alternative therapy in U.S.

Protein snapin has potential as a drug target in therapies aimed at learning and memory disorders

Protein snapin has potential as a drug target in therapies aimed at learning and memory disorders

Family-based treatments are effective for substance abuse

Family-based treatments are effective for substance abuse

First evidence that complex genetic interactions account for autism risk

First evidence that complex genetic interactions account for autism risk

Steady upward climb in child vaccinations

Steady upward climb in child vaccinations

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome difficult to diagnose

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome difficult to diagnose

Multiple rare mutations within a single gene may increase risk for autism

Multiple rare mutations within a single gene may increase risk for autism