Latest Pervasive developmental disorders Stories
Scientists have found that defective or inhibited enzymes called topoisomerases can lead to profound effects during brain development and potentially to autism spectrum disorder.
The concept behind gene therapy is simple: deliver a healthy gene to compensate for one that is mutated.
A Danish study of siblings suggests the recurrence risks for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) varied from 4.5 percent to 10.5 percent depending on the birth years, which is higher than the ASD risk of 1.18 percent in the overall Danish population.
Children with autism and average IQs consistently demonstrated superior math skills compared with nonautistic children in the same IQ range.
Pregnant women who have labor induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children who are autistic, according to the findings of a large retrospective analysis appearing in the August 12 edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations.
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will host the grand opening of its San Marcos autism treatment center on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 1:00 p.m.
A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related.
How to combat public misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorders is just one topic at this year’s National Autism Conference being held July 29-Aug 1 at The Penn Stater Conference Center