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The post Webinar: Ivan Iossifov discusses genetic variants linked to autism traits appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
5 hours ago · From Spectrum News
Treatment with Lactobacillus reuteri, a species of gut bacteria found in yogurt and breast milk, enhances social interactions in three mouse models of autism, a new study suggests1. The findings lend support to the idea that the gut microbiome — the population of microbes in the body — holds clues t…
5 hours ago · From Spectrum News
Professionals who specialize in autism diagnosis and treatment often set up shop in specialty clinics or autism centers, typically in children’s hospitals or major medical centers. They tend to wait for children with autism to come to them, usually referred by pediatricians or concerned parents. But…
Yesterday · From Spectrum News
Patterns of brain activity in people with autism are unusually consistent over seconds — and even years, two new studies suggest1,2. One study shows that patterns of connectivity remain stable in autistic adolescents, whereas they tend to change and specialize in controls. The other study found that…
2 days ago · From Spectrum News
A new technique reveals how mutations on the X chromosome, including those associated with Rett syndrome, alter the function of various types of brain cells1. The findings could shed light on the biological pathways underlying Rett syndrome, a condition related to autism that is seen primarily in gi…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
A combination of chemical cocktails has created mice that are — yes — virtually invisible. And new imaging technology reveals the mice’s underlying nerves and lymphatic system in unprecedented detail. The reaction when researchers debuted the images today at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience annual …
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
When Toni and Jim Hoy adopted their son Daniel through the foster-care system, he was an affectionate toddler. They did not plan to give him back to the state of Illinois, ever. “Danny was this cute, lovable little blond-haired, blue-eyed baby,” Jim says. Toni recalls times Daniel would reach over, …
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
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5 days ago · From Spectrum News
Toddlers with strong language skills continue to outperform their peers as they grow up, whereas those with poor skills tend to lag behind, according to a large study that tracked language development over 15 years1. The study includes children with autism. The study also indicates that language is …
6 days ago · From Spectrum News
One day last April, Damien Fair chuckled along with the members of his 30-person lab at their monthly lunch meeting as he attempted to maneuver a bowl of soup, a plate of salad and a pair of crutches all at the same time. The associate professor of behavioral neuroscience at Oregon Health and Scienc…
7 days ago · From Spectrum News