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 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 | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 15:45
"The View" host, Jenny McCarthy, shot down recent claims that she had changed her controversial stance on vaccinations, which she says cause autism in children.
By Nsikan Akpan | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 15:00
Gene mutation in oxytocin receptor tied to facial recognition ability in autistic children.
By Peter Sergo | Sat, 12/14/2013 - 16:12
A researcher of cognitive developmental disorders challenges a study that linked the rate of decline in babies' eye contact between the ages of 2 to 6 months to autism spectrum disorder.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:32
Florida teacher Lillian Gomez was rehired by the same school from which she was fired for allegedly force-feeding hot sauce-soaked crayons to a student with autism.
By John Ericson | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:32
This year's spike in measles infections highlights the public health dangers of anti-vaccine movements and pseudoscience.
By Lizette Borreli | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 12:55
Bedroom access to screen-based media, such as a TV or computer, may yield sleeping problems for boys with autism.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:00
Cambridge University researchers found a possible link between synesthesia, the condition where people mix two senses, and autism.