Autism

A Molecule That Directs Neurons

Trento TN, Italy — The habenula is a small region at the centre of the brain, but is crucial for people’s lives. It is made up of groups of nerve cells that control the “neurotransmitters”...

Autism Eye Scan could Lead to Early Detection

Adelaide, Australia — A new eye scan could help identify autism in children years earlier than currently possible. The non-invasive eye scan utilises a hand-held device to find a pattern of subtle...

Autism and ADHD Share Genes

Aarhus, Denmark — Researchers from the national psychiatric project iPSYCH have found that autism and ADHD share changes in the same genes. The new knowledge relates directly to the biological causes...

People with Autism have More Symmetrical Brain

Nijmegen, Netherlands — The left and right halves of our brains develop differently, as each hemisphere ‘specialises’ in certain functions. For example, for most people the left hemisphere–controlling...

Sweating for Science

Columbia, MO — When people become stressed, their bodies can respond by sweating. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are monitoring how much adolescents severely affected by autism sweat...

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