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  1. Autistic Kids May Have More Cells in Some Brain Areas

    Nov. 8, 2011 -- New research highlights some potentially important differences in the brains of children with autism. The small study found that boys with autism had an average of 67% more brain cells called neurons in the prefrontal cortex region of their brains, when compared with children who did

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  2. Autism Linked to Unusual Shapes in Lungs

    Oct. 25, 2011 (Honolulu) -- Children born with a certain shape in their airways -- the tubes that take air to the lungs -- all have autism or autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study. The study is one of the few to show a strong link between anatomy and autism and may indicate a genetic ca

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  3. Autism Linked to Babies Born at Low Weight

    Oct. 17, 2011 -- Low-birth-weight babies may be five times more likely to be later diagnosed with autism than children born at a normal weight, according to a new study. Researchers say it's the first study that followed children over time to confirm the link between low birth weight and diagnosis o

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  4. Diet for Autism: What Works?

    Sept. 28, 2011 (San Diego) -- Up to half of children with autism are placed on special diets by their parents to improve symptoms, despite conflicting evidence that they work. Now, a small new study of the popular gluten-free/casein-free diet, or GFCF diet, suggests it does not work, says Patricia S

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  5. MRI Shows Differences in Autistic Brain

    Sept. 2, 2011 -- Stanford University researchers say they have identified key differences in the brain gray matter of children with and without autism. That could potentially prove useful in the diagnosis and treatment of the developmental disorder. Using brain imaging, the researchers found that a

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  6. Risk of Autism Recurrence Higher Than Thought

    Aug. 15, 2011 -- The risk of autism in a child whose older sibling has been diagnosed with the disorder is higher than previously believed, according to new research. Autism and autism spectrum disorders, a group of developmental disorders that affect the ability to think, communicate, and socially

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  7. Birth Complications Linked to Autism

    July 11, 2011  -- Several problems that crop up during labor and shortly after birth appear to increase a child’s risk for developing autism, a new study shows. The study comes on the heels of new evidence suggesting that environmental and developmental exposures may play a greater role in the devel

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  8. Environment Plays Bigger Role in Autism Than Thought

    July 4, 2011 -- One of the largest studies of twins shows environment may play a larger role in the development of autism than previously recognized. Several small studies conducted over the last three decades have found that it is much more common for identical twins to be diagnosed with autism tha

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  9. Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy: Autism Risk?

    July 4, 2011 -- Children born to women who take SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy may have a slight increase in risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a new study suggests. Researchers compared the use of antidepressants among mothers of children with and without ASD. They found tha

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  10. Out-of-Sync Brain May Be a Clue to Autism

    June 22, 2011 -- A brain that is out of sync may be an early clue of autism, researchers suggest. Toddlers with autism are more likely to have abnormal synchronization between certain brain areas than other kids the same age, even those with language delays, according to a new study. ''There seems t

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