Autism Research: 17 September, 2015 Week in Review

Autism masked by ADHD in young children, study reveals A new study conducted by pediatrician Dr. Amir Miodovnik and his team has found that symptoms of the condition ADHD might be overshadowing or masking autism spectrum disorders in very young kids. A staggering 81% children were first diagnosed with ADHD and later with autism, after […]

Autism Research: September 11, 2016 Week in Review

Gender bias ranks high in autism ‘Reading the mind in the eyes’ test In the largest ever study of its kind, scientists have discovered a serious gender predilection for autism. Published this week in the journal PLoS ONE, lead author Professor Simon Baron Cohen of University of Cambridge and his team studied 400 men and […]

Autism Research: October 16, 2015 Week in Review

Social brain impaired in autism, study reveals Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have identified areas in brain that are responsible for regulating social behaviors. They found that in young adults with high functioning autism, these areas were insufficiently networked as well as underdeveloped. The study led by Danny J J Wang from […]

Autism Research: October 9, 2015 Week in Review

Research identifies vital receptor for autism therapy In their relentless search for autism therapy, researchers from the Scripps Research Institute have landed on a key receptor called 5-HT2cR that could prove to be a blessing for individuals on the spectrum. A team of researchers headed by Prof. Damon Page has uncovered an important and potentially […]

Autism Research: 2nd October, 2015 Week in Review

Analysis reveals 65 autism genes In a largest ever study of its kind, scientists from University of California, San Francisco have identified 65 genes that essay a role in autism spectrum disorders. The team led by Stephan Sanders sad that 28 of these were very high risk having a 99% certainty in contributing towards developing […]

Autism Research: September 4, 2015 Week in Review

New genetic tests might help make inroads in autism diagnosis and therapy According to a new study published by the Journal of American Medical Association, two new technologies of genetic testing have been developed to help identify mutations linked to autism spectrum disorders. Two new methods called chromosomal microarray analysis and whole exome sequencing will […]

Autism Research: August 28, 2015 Week in Review

Technology to transform behavior therapy in autism Scientists are constantly striving to improvise existing methods of delivering therapies to children with autism. In one such endeavour, doctoral student Nkiruka Uzuegbunam, teamed up with his professors to develop what he terms as the MEBook. This device is a combination of a gaming system with social narrative. […]

Autism Research: August 21,2015 Week in Review

Study examines relation between creativity and autism In a one-of-its kind study, a new paper published this week has examined how people having autistic traits at high levels tend to produce exceptionally creative ideas. The study found that although people with high degrees of autistic traits were not so great at producing alternatives to solve […]

Autism Research: August 14, 2015 Week in Review

Scientists discover ‘molecular switch’ of genes causing autism In an effort to pin point where exactly it all begins, scientists have identified a so called ‘molecular switch’ to the thousand or more genes that have been associated with autism. Of these genes, which are the ones that are directly responsible for autism remains to be […]