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An international team of researchers has found that men who have children later in life are more likely to have grandchildren with autism.
Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Children who are later diagnosed with autism have subtle but measurable differences in attention as early as 7 months of age, finds a study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers found that infants who went on to be diagnosed with autism are slower to shift their gaze from one object to another, compared to peers who did not receive the diagnosis. The scientists also identified specific brain circuits that seem to cause the...
Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced a study supported by one of Autism Speaks’ first Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Awards, presents a new theory that autism may result from chronic danger signaling by mitochondria, cell structures that supply our cells with energy.
A specific brain abnormality, present in low-birth weight newborns, has been linked to an increased risk of autism later in life by researchers at Michigan State University.
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a genetic mutation that may underlie common behaviors seen in some people with autism, such as difficulty communicating and resistance to change.
Contracting the flu while pregnant could lead to a higher risk of that child having autism, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
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