Monday, January 27, 2014 · Posted by Autism Speaks
A new study finds that the estimated prevalence of autism under the new DSM-5 criteria would decrease only to the extent that some children would receive the new diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD).
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 · Posted by Lindsey Wiltse, Communications and Program Coordinator
Made By Brad is the business of Brad who had severe autism and loves to build things. Click Read More to watch the video and learn more about Brad.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 · Posted by University of California, Davis
In a study of the range of treatments being employed for young children with autism and other developmental delays, UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have found that families often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments and that the most frequent users of both conventional and complementary approaches are those with higher levels of parental education and income.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 · Posted by Washington University in St. Louis
The researchers now are studying whether problems in specific brain cells that use aerobic glycolysis contribute to neurodevelopmental problems such as autism or mental retardation or to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Monday, December 23, 2013 · Posted by Kaiser Permanente
The research contributes new evidence to a body of scientific literature on the role of infection in autism risk and points to areas for further examination.
Monday, December 23, 2013 · Posted by Emory University
This research has important implications for disorders in which social information processing is disrupted, including autism spectrum disorder. In addition, the finding may lead to new strategies for improving social cognition in several psychiatric disorders.
Research linking autism symptoms to gut microbes called ‘groundbreaking’ in CU-Boulder-authored journal article
Thursday, December 19, 2013 · Posted by University of Colorado, Boulder
Scientific evidence is mounting that the trillions of microbes that call the human body home can influence our gut-linked health, affecting our risk of obesity, diabetes and colon cancer, for example. But more recently, researchers are discovering that gut microbes also may affect neurology—possibly impacting a person’s cognition, emotions and mental health.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 · Posted by California Institute of Technology
The gut microbiota—the community of bacteria that populate the human GI tract—previously has been shown to influence social and emotional behavior, but the Caltech research is the first to demonstrate that changes in these gut bacteria can influence autism-like behaviors in a mouse model.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 · Posted by Johns Hopkins Medicine
The gene is a likely player in the aging process in the brain, the researchers say. Additionally, in demonstrating the usefulness of the new method, the discovery paves the way for faster progress toward identifying genes involved in complex mental illnesses such as autism and schizophrenia — as well as potential drugs for such conditions.
Monday, December 2, 2013 · Posted by Yale University
A single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, has been shown to enhance brain activity while processing social information in children with autism spectrum disorders.