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Adults with autism are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety

Adults with autism are more than twice as likely as neurotypical people to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, a ...
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Why the controversial—and retracted—paper linking vaccines and autism is one of the most cited papers of all time

Six librarians from institutions in Wisconsin had a question: “What are the characteristics of citations of the retracted 1998 article ...
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Children with autism are twice as likely to suffer from chronic pain

Children with autism are about twice as likely as their typical peers to experience chronic or repeated pain, according to ...
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Blood test for autism? Discovery of ‘distinctive pattern’ in white cells may make it possible

Researchers have identified a distinctive pattern of gene expression in the white blood cells of young autistic boys. The discovery ...
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Can CBD treat autism, epilepsy? Growing body of evidence suggests it may be possible

A single dose of cannabidiol, a component of marijuana, eases seizures and improves learning and sociability in mice with mutations ...
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Baby brain wave patterns may offer early predictor of autism

Brain activity patterns in the first year of life may predict autism in infants at high risk for the condition, ...
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‘Defibrillator for the brain’: Implant could prevent epileptic seizures in autistic children

Kevin, who has autism and has had seizures since he was 8 years old, lies uncharacteristically still in the center ...
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Are there subtypes of autism? Language regression study supports controversial hypothesis

Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression, according to a new study ...
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Can someone be held responsible when donor sperm leads to a genetic disorder?

After Danielle Rizzo’s first son and then her second were diagnosed with autism, she has struggled with the how and ...
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Genetic registry SPARK scores first victory by pinpointing new autism-linked genes

An analysis of genetic sequences from nearly 500 people with autism and their relatives has linked 13 new genes to ...
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60% of children with autism missed by this widely used screening tool

The most widely used screening tool for autism misses a large proportion of toddlers who are later diagnosed with the ...
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‘Live life to the fullest’: Should autism research shift away from the search for a cure and focus on wellness?

“There’s no cure for autism and anybody who tries to sell you a cure is lying,” [Lizzie] Acevedo, a single ...
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Examining toddlers’ brain waves may offer early diagnosis of autism

Certain patterns of electrical activity in the brain may signal autism in children with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a related genetic condition ...
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Viewpoint: Neurodiversity movement hurts people with autism by ‘romanticizing’ the disorder

In the past decade, neurodiversity’s popularity has grown enormously, largely because of the buzz surrounding Steve Silberman’s book NeuroTribes (2015). Today, the ...
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‘Wearable sensors’ could provide early warning system for aggressive autism traits

In one corner of the classroom, rocking back and forth, sits Julio, 16. Julio was not always aggressive. He was ...
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Viewpoint: There’s a problem with autism studies. They rarely use the same set of tools to measure results.

Clinical trials of autism treatments rarely use a consistent set of tools to measure efficacy, a new study suggests. Instead, ...
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Early speech exposure could boost language skills for kids with autism

The more words autistic children hear as infants — and the more verbal interactions they have with their caregivers — ...
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‘Grave set of circumstances’: Investigating connection between autism and depression

[People with autism] are four times more likely than neurotypicals to experience depression over the course of their lives, although ...
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Experimental ‘preemptive’ therapy fails to improve autism traits in study

An experimental behavioral therapy delivered by parents does not improve autism traits in babies who screen positive for the condition, ...
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Seeking origins of schizophrenia, autism by putting ‘stress’ on mini-placenta, mini-brains

Biologist Jennifer Erwin of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, however, has no intention of babying her organoids: the world’s ...
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Why are autistic people 50% more likely to die during a hospital stay?

Adults with autism are nearly 50 percent more likely to die in the hospital than their neurotypical peers, according to ...
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Price of progress: Debating the ethics of charging families to participate in stem cell trials for autism

During four visits to Panama over nine months, Aaron [a 9-year-old boy with autism] received infusions of stem cells harvested ...
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7 things to know about autism, including why it’s unlikely there will ever be a ‘cure’

To help spread awareness — and cut through the falsehoods, half-truths, and misinformation — here are seven things everyone should ...
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‘Genetic factors’ account for 81 percent of autism risk, suggests large multinational study

About 81 percent of autism risk comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million ...
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Viewpoint: We need to recognize autism as a medical disability, not just a different way of being

Advocating for medical research, former president of Autism Speaks Liz Feld has stated that one third of people with autism ...
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‘Life-threatening’ unregulated at-home treatments sparked by research linking autism to gut bacteria

A growing number are experimenting with specialized diets, probiotics, stool transplants and parasites, trying to game the gut to address ...
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Autism-linked mutation may also play role in gastrointestinal problems

Mutations in the gene NLGN3, found in some people with autism, alter mice’s gut nervous system, two new studies suggest ...
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Viewpoint: Fake autism treatments driven by fear and ignorance

NBC News recently published an exposé on the dangerous and all-too-common practice of orally and anally administering bleach-based treatments to ...
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