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Autism News Wire

  • Miniature brains made from patient skin cells reveal insights into autism

    Published Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:37
    ... researchers and left over 80% of autism cases with no clear genetic cause. The new study ... in an assay that could bring a better understanding of the pathophysiology of autism and with that, possibly better treatments." The success of the approach ...
  • New insights into the male bias of autism

    Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 09:37
    ... effect' hypothesis because females with autism carry greater genetic load predisposing them ... , USA, analyzed genetic data from over 4,500 families affected by autism. Their work found that no ...
  • Motor neurone disease -- researchers identify new group of gene suspects

    Published Monday, March 16, 2015 - 12:35
    ... were not present in their parents." In an effort to identify genetic variants that may play a role in the ... s disease, Parkinson's disease and autism. Also, many are involved in biological processes ...
  • Evolving a bigger brain with human DNA

    Published Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 14:36
    ... shown that it's possible to pick out key changes in the genetic code between chimpanzees and humans and ... but also why people get some diseases, such as autism and Alzheimer's disease, whereas ...
  • Largest-ever autism genome study finds most siblings have different autism-risk genes

    Published Monday, January 26, 2015 - 15:34
    ... genome study, funded by Autism Speaks, reveals that the disorder's genetic underpinnings are even more complex ... is needed to determine how to best use knowledge of genetic factors in personalized autism treatment." Whole genome ...
  • Fine particulate air pollution linked with increased autism risk

    Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 17:41
    ... studies have suggested that, in addition to genetics, exposure to airborne environmental ... to PM2.5 was significantly associated with autism during pregnancy, but not before or after, the study found. ...
  • Understanding parallels of human and animal parenting can benefit generations to come

    Published Friday, August 15, 2014 - 05:21
    ... social functioning in social disorders such as autism; interpret brain activity ... drug addiction; determine how the interaction between genetics and society shape who we are; and advance knowledge about ...
  • Single-cell analysis holds promise for stem cell and cancer research

    Published Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 15:48
    ... maladies diagnosed later in development, such as autism and schizophrenia, Kriegstein said. According to the Nature ... Researchers have been sequencing the combined genetic material within these samples. ...
  • Memory relies on astrocytes, the brain's lesser known cells

    Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:17
    ... been tied to schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, autism, epilepsy and other disorders. Now ... behavior," says Verma, a professor in the Laboratory of Genetics and American Cancer Society Professor. It' ...
  • Genetic risk for autism stems mostly from common genes

    Published Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 23:09
    ... risk. The research team -- from the Population-Based-Autism Genetics and Environment Study (PAGES) Consortium ... now. With this new study, the researchers believe that autism genetics is beginning to catch up. Led by Roeder ...