By Susan Scutti | Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:15
Children and teens with autism have a surplus of synapses, and this excess is due to a slowdown in the normal "pruning" process of brain development.
By Ben Wolford | Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:41
Most of the autistic participants in a recent study reported being sexually victimized. They also reported getting their sex knowledge from television.
By Ben Wolford | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00
The mutation of a single gene may cause autism, intellectual disability, or seizures. A better understanding could lead to new treatments, doctors say.
By Chris Weller | Wed, 06/18/2014 - 16:00
Autism spectrum disorder is one of the great mysteries plaguing the medical community, especially since it's exploded over the last 30 years.
By Lecia Bushak | Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:38
In the hopes of improving autism research, Autism Speaks and Google have gathered together to create a giant database that would hold genomic sequence information about patients.
By Ben Wolford | Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:00
A single gene mutation has been identified as the cause of a rare disorder resulting in smaller brains. Could the gene also be the key to solving other disorders, including autism?
By Ben Wolford | Mon, 05/26/2014 - 16:13
A new study using mice with mohawks determined that strange grooming behavior is linked to two important brain signals. Genetic research could someday help balance those signals and alleviate signs of autism.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 05/21/2014 - 15:02
What makes a serial killer commit so many murders? New research explores this, finding some surprising correlations.
By Lecia Bushak | Sat, 05/03/2014 - 17:50
An autistic boy has seen major health improvements after taking his own strain of medical marijuana for several years.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:54
Autistic children are four times more likely to suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
By Justin Caba | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:39
A Texas teen with autism danced the night away with Seattle Seahawks running back, Christine Michael, after he asked to be her date to prom.
By John Ericson | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:34
Boys with autism were significantly more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants during gestation compared to children without the disorder.