Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism
Finding might explain why the disorder is never identical in patients, could improve diagnosis and treatment
Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study
But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study
Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study
Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study
But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding
Taking Action Early May Protect Against Autism
Researchers say these daily, play-based exercises that are done at home may help steer growing brains into more typical development and could spare kids a lifetime of disconnection and delays.
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism
Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues
Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study
Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder
iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study
Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact
Routine Ultrasounds May Detect Autism in Utero
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests.