Autism News

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3/24/2011
Dangerous Wandering a Lesser Known Side of Autism

Many parents have stories of autistic children wandering off, running away unexpectedly

3/21/2011
Scientists Create Autism-Like Traits in Mice

Gene manipulation produces common behaviors and provides model for testing drugs, expert says

3/1/2011
Scientists Link 'Sets' of Genetic Abnormalities to Autism Risk

DNA analysis of more than 1,000 kids may one day lead to better treatments, researchers say

2/22/2011
Brain's Electrical Activity May Help Spot Infants at High Risk for Autism

EEGs plus computer analysis detected subtle pattern differences the human eye might miss

2/7/2011
Help for Autism Dwindles After High School

Survey finds almost 40% of young adults with disorder getting no assistance at all

2/2/2011
Adults With Autism May Not Understand Others' Intentions

They tend to judge other people's mistakes harshly, study finds

1/26/2011
Fear of Vaccines Has a Long, Persistent History

Multiple factors may keep some people suspicious of even routine shots, experts say

1/20/2011
Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link

18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

1/12/2011
Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare

Disgraced physician had various schemes to profit from study's aftermath, according to investigation

1/10/2011
Closely Spaced Pregnancies Might Up Autism Risk: Study

Babies conceived within a year of an older sibling had heightened odds, researchers found

1/7/2011
Healthy Brain Development May Be a Matter of Timing

Study in worms finds far-reaching effects for early connections between cells

1/6/2011
Doctor Behind Study Linking Vaccine to Autism Accused of 'Deliberate Fraud'

British report in medical journal alleges he twisted facts on cases involving 12 children

12/21/2010
Kids With Autism May Lack Key Visual Skills, Study Finds

They have difficulty searching effectively for objects in real-life setting, researchers say

12/2/2010
Brain Scan Might Someday Spot Autism

Type of MRI showed structural differences in brain circuitry in males with the disorder

11/30/2010
Cell Dysfunction May Play Part in Autism

Mitochondria, energy center of cell, found impaired in some, researchers report

11/23/2010
For Autistic Kids, IQ May Not Predict School Achievement

About half did better and half did worse than their intelligence test scores would suggest, study finds

11/15/2010
For Teens With Autism, Handwriting Problems May Persist

Deficits in reasoning skills more than motor skills likely to blame, researchers say

11/8/2010
Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes

Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

11/5/2010
Genetic Deletion Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Schizophrenia

Those missing chromosome 17 sequence about 14 times more likely to develop disorders

11/3/2010
Gene Associated With Autism May Alter How Brain Functions

Scans show a 'disconnect' in brain areas linked to language in people with the disorder, researchers say

10/14/2010
MRI Might Screen for Autism

It captures abnormal brain patterns in those with the disorder, but advocate questions its potential

10/13/2010
Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Have Subtle Traits

Around 20 percent of siblings affected by language delays and other problems, study finds

10/11/2010
Danish Study Suggests Jaundice-Autism Link

But other experts say finding is very preliminary and call for additional research

9/15/2010
Research Sheds Light on Why Autism Is More Prevalent in Boys

Altered gene on males' X chromosome may be at least partly to blame, study finds

9/15/2010
Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'

Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

9/13/2010
More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder, study found

9/7/2010
Autistic Toddlers Prefer to Gaze at Geometric Patterns: Study

Finding could help spot the disorder early, when treatments are most effective, researchers say

9/3/2010
Infants May Display Subtle Autism Signs at 6 Months: Study

Infrequent gazing at others without prompting may be a tip-off, researchers say

8/3/2010
Signs of Autism May Show in Early Infancy

Abnormal arm muscle tone, visual processing evident in month-old babies, study says

8/2/2010
Vision Abnormality Seen in Close Relatives of Autism Patients

In finding that points to genetic influences, family members were more likely to have these differences

7/19/2010
Voice Recorders Seem to Help Detect Autism

Vocalization differences heard in young children wearing them, study finds

7/19/2010
Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK

Slower, pickier eating can arise in infancy, but growth tends to be unimpaired, study finds

7/15/2010
Gentle Horses Help Rein in Autism in Kids

Equine therapy can build confidence, social skills, experts say

6/18/2010
The Fight Against Autism Goes High Tech

Robots, iPods and more help expand horizons, confidence for people with the disorder

6/9/2010
Gene Copy Aberrations May Help Drive Autism

Too many, too few copies a hallmark of autistic people's genomes, study finds

6/9/2010
Some Brain Cells Seem to Multitask

Is it a car or a cat? Certain neurons can tell, researchers say

5/25/2010
As Autism Web Sites Boom, Experts Urge Caution

Too often 'treatments' turn out to be bogus, but simple guidelines can help

5/24/2010
No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations

Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

5/21/2010
Communication Program Didn't Improve Autism Symptoms

But it did enhance parent-child interaction, study found

5/19/2010
New Hope for Early Detection of Autism

Brain scans of sleeping toddlers show differences in response to bedtime stories

5/19/2010
An Autistic Child Doesn't Mean Parents Will Divorce

Study debunks conventional wisdom about couples split by condition-related stress

5/19/2010
IVF, Fertility Drugs Might Boost Autism Risk

Two studies show a link, but experts say risk to any one child remains low

5/19/2010
Eliminating Wheat, Milk From Diet Doesn't Help Autistic Kids

Researchers found it didn't change behavior, sleep or digestion

5/12/2010
Study Challenges Key Autism Theory

Brain scans show neuron system central to communication works normally in people with disorder

5/7/2010
No Link Between Childhood Infections, Autism

Study of 1.4 million Danish children finds no connection

5/6/2010
Brain Develops Differently in Fragile X Syndrome

MRI scans reveal anatomical alterations in children with genetic disorder

5/3/2010
Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments

Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

4/30/2010
Grandparents Play Vital Role for Autistic Children

Many help with child care, treatment decisions and political advocacy, survey finds

4/23/2010
How, When Child Develops Autism May Determine Outcomes

Those whose communication skills regressed tended to have more severe cases, study finds

3/30/2010
Susceptibility to Autism Tied to Genes

Researchers identify variations that point to spectrum disorders