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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. New Clues on Genetic Causes of Autism

    June 8, 2011 -- Genetic mutations not inherited from parents appear to explain some cases of autism, new research suggests. And the mutations may number in the hundreds. While the new research is a step forward, it is a small puzzle piece. "It could explain up to 2% of all autism cases," says resear

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  5. Prenatal Vitamins May Lower Autism Risk

    June 1, 2011 -- Taking prenatal vitamins may reduce the risk of having a child with autism, new research shows. "It appears that women who reported taking prenatal vitamins starting three months prior to conception and through the first month after conception seem to have a reduced chance their chil

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  6. Brain Scans May Help Detect Autism

    May 31, 2011 -- Brain scans known as functional MRIs may someday help in diagnosing autism, according to new research. ''We know now it is possible to objectively differentiate the autistic brain from the typical brain using a functional MRI imaging technique," says researcher Joy Hirsch, PhD, profe

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  7. Autism Brains Alike; Very Different From Normal Brains

    May 25, 2011 -- A common brain defect occurs in about 75% of people with autism, molecular analysis of autistic brains reveals. It's becoming clear that there are many different causes of autism and that autism takes many different forms. Some researchers have proposed that the various "autisms" may

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  8. Autism Awareness Efforts Boost Early Diagnoses

    May 13, 2011 -- Efforts to increase awareness about the early signs of autism appear to be working, a new study shows. Researchers with the CDC, Harvard Medical School, and United Health Group found that the number of children younger than age 3 who were enrolled in early intervention programs for a

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  9. Child With Autism May Affect Family Income

    May 11, 2011 (San Diego) -- Having a child with autism adversely affects family employment and income, new research suggests. Mothers of children with autism are less likely to be employed than other mothers and likely to earn less when they do work, says researcher David Mandell, ScD, associate dir

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  10. Study: Autism May Be More Common Than Thought

    May 9, 2011 - A "startling" one in 38 children has autism, South Korean and U.S. researcher find. The estimate is far higher than CDC's estimate of one in 110 children, as the study found many school kids have mild, undiagnosed autism. The elaborate study searched for 7- to 12-year-old children with

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