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Why autism looks so different in girls

Girls tend to be diagnosed with autism later in life than boys--often after being misdiagnosed with something else first. Why ...
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Differences in brain reward system may explain why autistic people are less interested in socialization

The brain’s system for sensing pleasure and reward shows unusual activation patterns in people with autism, according to an analysis ...
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Autism diagnosis, treatment often complicated by accompanying conditions

More than half of people on the [autism] spectrum have four or more other conditions. The types of co-occurring conditions ...
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Increased autism risk linked to maternal high blood pressure and diabetes

Children born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant are at an increased risk of autism, ...
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Viewpoint: Using robots to treat autistic children has potential pitfalls

Previous research suggests robots are well received by children with autism spectrum disorders, and there's plenty of anecdotal stories of children ...
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Why our brains are in the business of predicting the future

According to [the] “predictive coding” theory, at each level of a cognitive process, the brain generates models, or beliefs, about ...
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Infographic: Examining shared genetics of different psychiatric disorders

People who have autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may have different challenges, but the ailments might arise from a common ...
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Is the key to treating or preventing autism hiding in the gut microbiome?

Studies have connected the brain and the microbiome through what’s becoming known as the “gut-brain-axis.” The mystery of our microbiota ...
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With imaging advances, brain researchers no longer rely on cadavers and freak accidents

The increased use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a research tool could lead to better understanding of a wide ...
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Genetics of mental health yield surprising connections but no cures

Scientists are slowly uncovering the genes and mechanisms that cause mental health disorders, but we are a long way from ...
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Why identifying ‘autism genes’ is so elusive

Researchers are unlocking the mystery of autism's origin. Yes, it's mostly 'in the genes,' but what that means is one ...
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Our microbiome: Separating hype from health

What impact does our microbiome have on our health? A lot claim many, but we have a long way to ...
Making monkeys just to suffer: Is new autism model ethical?

Making monkeys just to suffer: Is new autism model ethical?

Genetic engineers created monkeys that model autism. But some question the ethics of creating such a model when our own ...
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