Improving the Symptoms of Autism

Researchers have been working to understand the link between vitamin D and autism for years. Autism now affects about one in every 68 children, according to statistics presented by Autism Speaks, which makes autism one Read More

U.S. Autism Rates Rise 15 Percent

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the estimated percentage of 8-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Read More

New tests developed to indicate autism in children

ASDs are defined as developmental disorders mainly affecting social interaction and they can include a wide spectrum of behavioral problems. These include speech disturbances, repetitive and/or compulsive behavior, hyperactivity, anxiety, and difficulty to adapt to Read More

Eight Autism Related Mutations In One Gene

By studying data from thousands of genomes of people with autism-spectrum disorders, an interdisciplinary team of USC researchers homed in on a gene called TRIO. The TRIO gene produces a protein that influences the development Read More

Origins of Autism

The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings published in?Biological Psychiatry?brings us closer to understanding the pathology of autism, and the Read More

Eye Test To Diagnose Autism

A new study out in?European Journal of Neuroscience?could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The test, which consists of measuring rapid eye movements, may Read More

Treating Autism by Targeting the Gut

Experts have called for large-scale studies into altering the make-up of bacteria in the gut, after a review showed that this might reduce the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Until now, caregivers have relied Read More

Why Do Those With Autism Avoid Eye Contact?

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to look others in the eyes. This avoidance has typically been interpreted as a sign of social and personal indifference, but reports from people with Read More

10 Tips to Help You Handle an Autism Diagnosis

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Catherine Lord, director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at New York-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center in collaboration with New York Read More

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