Nav: Home

Current Autism News and Events

Current Autism News and Events, Autism News Articles.
Sort By: Most Relevant | Most Viewed
Page 1 of 25 | 1000 Results
Brain imaging shows how nonverbal children with autism have slower response to sounds
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) used state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to determine how nonverbal or minimally verbal people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) processes auditory stimuli, which could have important diagnostic and prognostic implications across the autism spectrum. (2019-09-18)
Poor motor skills predict long-term language impairments for children with autism
Fine motor skills - used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing - may be a strong predictor for identifying whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language disabilities, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2019-09-11)
Autism study stresses importance of communicating with all infants
A new study from a UT Dallas assistant professor affiliated with the Infant Brain Imaging Study network that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children benefit from exposure to rich speech environments from their caregivers. (2019-09-04)
Study discovers abnormal expression of genes in psychopathy
The expression of many genes that have previously been associated with autism is abnormal also in violent psychopathy, a new study shows. (2019-08-29)
Autism rates increasing fastest among black, Hispanic youth
Autism rates among black and HIspanic children are catching up to and, in many states, exceeding rates among white youth, who have historically had higher prevalence, a new study shows. (2019-08-28)
Gene linked to autism undergoes changes in men's sperm after pot use
A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research from Duke Health. (2019-08-27)
Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies
Researchers at at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-08-26)
Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry
If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a Canadian research team finds. (2019-08-21)
New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker
A Dartmouth-led research team has identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. (2019-08-15)
Decoding touch
Study in mice reveals several distinct molecular mechanisms underlying abnormal touch sensitivity in autism spectrum disorders. (2019-08-08)
One therapy bests others at motivating kids with autism to speak, Stanford study finds
Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant speech delays to talk, according to the results of a large study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2019-08-06)
Study finds lower stress, depression levels in mothers of children with autism
Mothers of young children with autism who focus on improving the quality of their own relationship skills -- as opposed to teaching developmental skills to their children -- experience dramatic improvements in their level of parenting stress and depression. (2019-07-31)
Finding a cause of neurodevelopmental disorders
Neurodevelopmental disorders arising from rare genetic mutations can cause atypical cognitive function, intellectual disability, and developmental delays, yet it is unclear why and how this happens. (2019-07-30)
High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism
Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. (2019-07-29)
Brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model
Neuroscientists identify brain region linked to altered social interactions autism model. (2019-07-26)
Pupil dilation and heart rate, analyzed by AI, may help spot autism early
Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders often aren't diagnosed until a child is a few years of age, when behavioral interventions and speech/occupational therapy become less effective. (2019-07-24)
Study looks at stem cells for answers to how a type of autism develops
The lab of Yongchao Ma, Ph.D., from Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. (2019-07-23)
Scholars weigh in on new ideas about autism
A new paper that challenges widely held ideas about autism has attracted comments from more than 30 scholars across the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, education, and neuroscience. (2019-07-23)
Brain protein mutation from child with autism causes autism-like behavioral change in mice
A de novo gene mutation that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of mice. (2019-07-23)
The Lancet Psychiatry: Compensatory strategies to disguise autism spectrum disorder may delay diagnosis
For the first time, compensatory strategies used by people with autism have been investigated and collated in a qualitative study using an online survey of 136 adults, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. (2019-07-23)
Laugh tracks make 'dad jokes' funnier
Many people complain about television shows that use recorded laugh tracks. (2019-07-22)
Canned laughter works, finds UCL-led study of 'dad jokes'
Adding canned laughter to the end of a punchline increases how funny we find a joke, but not as much as real laughter, finds a new UCL-led study published in Current Biology. (2019-07-22)
Study finds children with autism more likely to be bullied at home and at school
A major new study has found children with autism are more likely to be bullied by both their siblings and their peers, meaning that when they return from school, they have no respite from victimization. (2019-07-21)
3q29 deletion survey: distinct social profile, high ASD risk
3q29 deletion syndrome is a strong risk factor for both schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. (2019-07-19)
Survival of the zebrafish: Mate, or flee?
*Researchers have found that when making decisions that are important to the species' survival, zebrafish choose to mate rather than to flee from a threat. (2019-07-18)
Study estimates contribution of genetic, nongenetic factors to ASD risk
National registry data from five countries (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Israel and Western Australia) were used to estimate the contribution of various genetic and nongenetic factors on the risk of autism spectrum disorder in this population-based study. (2019-07-17)
Study finds transgender, non-binary autism link
New research indicates that transgender and non-binary individuals are significantly more likely to have autism or display autistic traits than the wider population -- a finding that has important implications for gender confirmation treatments. (2019-07-16)
Scientists identified the metabolic features specific to the autistic brain
Skoltech scientists looked into the differences in the concentrations of multiple metabolites in healthy humans and individuals suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), gaining a deeper insight into the molecular processes that take place in the brain of autistic individuals. (2019-07-16)
New technique developed to detect autism in children
Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. (2019-07-09)
Unusual eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism
Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers who found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70% of children with autism, which is 15 times more common than in neurotypical children. (2019-07-09)
Autistic adults experience high rates of negative life events
Autistic adults are vulnerable to many types of negative life experience, including employment difficulties, financial hardship, domestic abuse and 'mate-crime', according to new research published today in the journal Autism Research. (2019-07-08)
The neuroscience of autism: New clues for how condition begins
UNC School of Medicine scientists found that a gene mutation linked to autism normally works to organize the scaffolding of brain cells called radial progenitors necessary for the orderly formation of the brain. (2019-07-02)
Autism health challenges could be explained by problem behaviors
For years, researchers have documented both gastrointestinal issues and problematic behaviors, such as aggression, in many children with autism spectrum disorder. (2019-06-27)
Mum's workplace exposure to solvents may heighten child's autism risk
A mother's workplace exposure to solvents may heighten her child's risk of autism, suggests research published online in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine. (2019-06-27)
Understanding how tics are suppressed may help some at risk for tic disorders
Studying children shortly after they began experiencing tics, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-26)
Processed foods may hold key to rise in autism
University of Central Florida researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the food pregnant women consume and the effects on a fetus' developing brain. (2019-06-20)
Rare recessive mutations pry open new windows on autism
Most genetic variants linked to autism are de novo mutations, which are not inherited and are relatively easy to find. (2019-06-20)
Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively
In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism like eye movement can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and spurring much needed new research. (2019-06-19)
Parental support is key when autistic adolescents want to learn to drive
Autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive, according to a study of specialized driving instructors who have worked specifically with young autistic drivers. (2019-06-18)
Brain anatomy links cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism
Neuroscientists at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) and University College London have found an anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism. (2019-06-18)
Page 1 of 25 | 1000 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   

Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Anthropomorphic
Do animals grieve? Do they have language or consciousness? For a long time, scientists resisted the urge to look for human qualities in animals. This hour, TED speakers explore how that is changing. Guests include biological anthropologist Barbara King, dolphin researcher Denise Herzing, primatologist Frans de Waal, and ecologist Carl Safina.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#534 Bacteria are Coming for Your OJ
What makes breakfast, breakfast? Well, according to every movie and TV show we've ever seen, a big glass of orange juice is basically required. But our morning grapefruit might be in danger. Why? Citrus greening, a bacteria carried by a bug, has infected 90% of the citrus groves in Florida. It's coming for your OJ. We'll talk with University of Maryland plant virologist Anne Simon about ways to stop the citrus killer, and with science writer and journalist Maryn McKenna about why throwing antibiotics at the problem is probably not the solution. Related links: A Review of the Citrus Greening...