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 National database reveals that cumulative incidence of autism spectrum disorders is increasingNational database reveals that cumulative incidence of autism spectrum disorders is increasing
 
Analysis using a national medical database revealed that the cumulative incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children born in 2009-2014 was 2.75% by the age of five.
 
   Autistic people have difficulty in recognizing anger from facial expressions, finds studyAutistic people have difficulty in recognizing anger from facial expressions, finds study
 
Autistic people's ability to accurately identify facial expressions is affected by the speed at which the expression is produced and its intensity, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
 
   Researchers discover new genetic driver of autism and other developmental disordersResearchers discover new genetic driver of autism and other developmental disorders
 
A research group including Kobe University's Professor TAKUMI Toru (also a Senior Visiting Scientist at RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research) and Assistant Professor TAMADA Kota, both of the Physiology Division in the Graduate School of Medicine, has revealed a causal gene (Necdin, NDN) in autism model mice that have the chromosomal abnormality called copy number variation.
 
 Over one-quarter of families with autistic adults who use Developmental Disability services face complications
 
Over one-quarter of families with autistic adults who use Developmental Disability services face complicationsIn the latest National Autism Indicators Report, researchers from Drexel University's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute examined surveys of family members of autistic adults who use Developmental Disability services, and found needs for additional supports like respite care and assistance to plan for crisis and emergencies, especially among families whose adult lived with them.
 
 
 Dopamine may help explain the gender differences in key motivating factors and autism
 
Dopamine may help explain the gender differences in key motivating factors and autismDopamine is often called the “happy” or “feel-good” hormone. It can help explain both autistic behaviours and men’s need for passion in order to succeed.
 
 
 Genetic mutation associated with autism can impair oxytocin-mediated social behavior
 
Genetic mutation associated with autism can impair oxytocin-mediated social behaviorAutism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition involving impaired social abilities, and this makes it a fascinating subject for neuroscientists like Prof. Teiichi Furuichi of the Tokyo University of Science who study the neuroscience of social behavior.