Autism Research: May 15, 2015 Week in Review

Autism behavior differs in girls and boys Researchers from University of California, the Davis Health System have identified significant differences in the basic biology of brains of children with autism. Autism spectrum disorders primarily affect male children with a frequency of 8:1. Thus, it’s poorly understood as to why girls are protected. The researchers found […]

Autism Research: May 8, 2015 Week in Review

Super strong brain signals give clue to sensory overload worries in autism A new study published this week in the reputed journal Brain talks about what might be a strong reason why people on the spectrum face sensory overload problems when going to new environments, etc. a team of researchers led by Harvard Medical School […]

Autism Research: May 1, 2015 Week in Review

Diagnosis age differs for girls and boys in autism A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics this week has found out that the age at which the diagnosis of autism is made differs for the fairer sex. The study headed by Paul Lipkin of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore found that girls […]

Autism Research: April 25, 2015 Week in Review

More evidence says MMR vaccine-not guilty! In the ongoing debate between risk of autism due to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella vaccine), yet another research has backed up vaccines. A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association that included about 95,000 kids who received the MMR vaccine, no increased risk for ASD […]

Autism Research: 17th April, 2015 Week in Review

Paternal sperm gives new direction to autism research  A new study published by the researchers from John Hopkins University of Medicine suggests that DNA extracted from sperm of males whose kids showed signs of autism have distinctive patterns of regulatory tags that might be contributing to autism. The findings have been published this week in […]

Autism Research: April 10, 2015 Week in Review

Infant brain activity helps predict language outcome in autism A new study published this week in the journal Neuron talks about how the brain functions differently as regards language in toddlers with autism. The research led by Eric Courchesne of UC San Diego found that brain activity in autistic toddlers with poor language skills was […]

Autism Research: April 3, 2015 Week in Review

Scientists identify gene producing severe autism in females A new study published this week in the prestigious journal Nature seems to have identified the gene which leads to the severe symptoms of autism in women, given autism is rare in women. The ratio of men to women having autism is a sharp 1:4 due to […]

Autism Research: 27 March, 2015 Week in Review

Blood test for Fragile X Syndrome Now American Academy of Neurology has published a study suggesting the birth of a simple blood test to identify Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women. The study was published in the journal Neurology this week. Fragile X being the commonest cause for intellectual disability and autism, such a […]

Autism Research: March 20, 2015 Week in Review

ART-children at higher autism risk, study finds A new study analyzed data of children born in California between 1997 and 2007. The team of scientists led by Peter Bearman studied nearly 6 million children and found that autism was two times more common in children born via assisted reproductive techniques (ART) as compared to those […]

Autism Research: March 13, 2015 Week in Review

Now, a blood test to identify autism in boys Forever pushing boundaries in diagnosis and treatment, scientists have now identified certain genetic biomarkers that are detectable in the blood and could be easily used to diagnose autism via a convenient blood test. Researchers led by Eric Courchesne at the Autism Center of Excellence at University […]