Autism & ASD

Gene discoveries for autism

Researchers have discovered among the children with ASD, 144 rare, non-inherited mutations that deactivated various genes.

Harvard autism research survey

This autism survey was developed by researchers at Harvard in order to test their theory that lengthy evaluations could be boiled down to just seven questions.

Helping teens with autism make friends

A UCLA researcher writes a book and develops a new app with the intention of helping autistic teens make friends can also help any teen that is having a hard time fitting in or being bullied.

Genetic alterations a major risk factor for ASD

A substantial proportion of risk for developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD), resides in genes that are part of specific, interconnected biological pathways, according to researchers.

Prenatal stress might trigger schizophrenia, PTSD, autism

When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry, and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism.

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