Most alternative therapies for treating autism show inconclusive benefits
Sep 27, 2017
Dr. Shafali Jeste knows well the desperation of a parent seeking a cure for their child with autism spectrum disorder. As a clinician who both researches the causes of the disorder and treats children with autism, Jeste, ...
Genetic factors may explain most of risk for autism spectrum disorder
Sep 26, 2017
Reanalysis of data from a previous study on the familial risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) estimates the heritability to be 83 percent, suggesting that genetic factors may explain most of the risk for ASD, according ...
Masculine features linked to autism
Sep 26, 2017
We can now log on to our iPhones using 3-D facial scanning, but 3-D scanning also has some very vital medical benefits.
Largest study to date reveals gender-specific risk of autism occurrence among siblings
Sep 25, 2017
Having one child with autism is a well-known risk factor for having another one with the same disorder, but whether and how a sibling's gender influences this risk has remained largely unknown.
Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?
Sep 20, 2017
As the embryonic brain develops, an incredibly complex cascade of cellular events occur, starting with progenitors - the originating cells that generate neurons and spur proper cortex development. If this cascade malfunctions ...
Google Glass app helps autistic children with social interactions
Sep 14, 2017
A prototype software application, to be used with the optical head-mounted display Google Glass, has been designed as a social-skills coach for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Predicting atypical development in infants at high risk for autism?
Sep 12, 2017
New research from the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) identifies a potential biomarker that predicts atypical development in 1- to 2-month-old infants at high ...
Autism on screen may reinforce stereotypes, study finds
Sep 11, 2017
Fictional portrayals of autistic people - such as The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper - are not fully representative of those with the condition, research suggests.
New autism diagnosis guidelines miss the mark on how best to help children with developmental problems
Sep 11, 2017
The first national guidelines for diagnosing autism were released for public consultation last week. The report by research group Autism CRC was commissioned and funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in ...
Back to school, back to planning for kids with autism, ADHD
Sep 04, 2017
(HealthDay)—The start of a new school year isn't always easy, especially for kids with developmental and behavioral issues, such as autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.