A team of researchers have devised a novel method of diagnosing autism in children. Following analysis of short home videos of children, mathematical modelling was utilized to provide a numerical score indicating the severity of the developmental disorder.
Excessive stress during childhood or fetal development can have long-term consequences on the brain, with research from SfN Neuroscience uncovering new mechanisms and therapeutic targets.
In the largest exome sequencing of autism spectrum disorder to date, researchers have identified 102 possible gene candidates.
A novel study has revealed that elevated pesticide levels in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk of autism among their children.
Researchers have demonstrated that a pregnant mother’s gut health may be linked to the risk of autism development in their offspring; this may lead to a new understanding of how to prevent neurodevelopmental disorders.
Low levels of vasopressin may be linked to low social ability in monkeys and autism in children, indicating that the hormone could be a biomarker for autism.
A recent study has reported that defects in a nuclear receptor located in the brain could be linked to autism spectrum disorders.
Balovaptan, a molecule being developed by Roche for autism spectrum disorder, has been given FDA approval in order to accelerate its development.
Regions of the brain displaying increased responses to novel speech stimuli have been linked with the processing of social information and similarities drawn with schizophrenia and autism.