Autism Research: November 28, 2014 Week in Review

Is a missing gene the link to autism?Researchers at the University of Leeds had previously discovered that people with autism are lacking in the gene neurexin-II and had studied mice with the same condition that showed a lack of social skills. Now Dr Steven Clapcote, who published the study in  Translational Psychiatry told: “In other […]

Autism Research: November 14, 2014 Week in Review

Brain maps to help sensory processing in autism spectrum disorders Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute are taking an unusual look at the world through the mind’s eye. The team led by Hollis Cline has discovered that travelling in the forward direction trained our brains to perceive our surroundings normally. The relation between the eyes […]

Autism Research: November 14, 2014 Week in Review

Researchers use facial recognition study for individuals with autism Individuals on the autistic spectrum often have difficulties with recognizing and interpreting facial expressions, a new study, Impaired Perception of Facial Motion in Autism Spectrum Disorder, has found. Researchers at Brunel University looked into how 14 individuals with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), recognized facial […]

Autism Research: November 7, 2014 Week in Review

Increased reporting in Denmark raising autism prevalence rates Researchers led by Stefan Hansen of Aarhus University, Denmark have found that due to increase in the number of cases being reported, the prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorders have risen a whopping 60%. The findings have been published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The […]

Autism Research: October 31, 2014 Week in Review

New research finds numerous new autism genes Published in Nature, two major studies have investigated and identified scores of new genes in association with autism. The studies showed that brain communication networks were affected by rare mutations that led to an overall compromise in the way genes are activated. A whopping 100 such genes were […]

Autism Research: October 24, 2014 Week In Review

Autism siblings show signs at 1.5 years age Yale University researchers have found that siblings of children with autism start showing signs as early as when they are mere 18 months old. The findings of the study have been published this week in Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The team […]

Autism Research: October 17, 2014 Week in Review

Rare autism type shows a new way Researchers from Cleveland Clinic have discovered new genetic links that might help understand the steadily growing disorder of autism. Studying a small sect of children with autism having a mutation in the PTEN gene, Tom Frazier, lead author of the study, discovered that the children not only had […]

Autism Research: Oct 3, 2014 Week In Review

Early parent coaching program aids young autism children In the new findings of a trial published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, researchers have developed and described their PLAY (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) project. The project headed by Dr. Richard Solomon and his team from Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and […]

Autism Research: September 25, 2014 Week in Review

Autism chances higher in pregnancies too quick or too far apart  A new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that kids conceived at a span of under a year or beyond 5 years after birth of their earlier siblings had greater risk of having autism when […]