Study identifies behavior patterns that predict autism with near 80 percent certainty, flags opportunity for early intervention
(Sept 22, 2014) A new study suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help objectively identify severity and subtypes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The authors express hope that their simple test might also help diagnose autism earlier.
A new study suggests that high iron intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding reduces the risk of autism. The protective effect was clearest among mothers taking iron supplements from the second trimester of pregnancy through breastfeeding.
(Sept. 17, 2014) Individuals with autism have higher than typical rates of bone fracture beginning in childhood and extending up to at least age 50, according to a large study by physician-researchers in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN).
(NEW HAVEN, CT.) September 13, 2014 - The New England Chapter of Autism Speaks, together with the the Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience at Yale, hosted an autism science conference. The meeting brought together scientists, parents, adults with autism and professionals who work with people with autism for a day of learning about autism science.
A new review of research suggests that a small brain region largely known for coordinating movement could play the largest nongenetic role in autism’s development.
A team of Princeton neuroscientists present their idea – based on a new interpretation of extensive autism research – in the journal Neuron.
Developmental pediatrician Paul Wang is Autism Speaks' senior vice president and head of medical research. We asked Dr. Wang to elaborate on the recent study on a surplus of synapses and autism.