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Autism News Wire

  • Too much folate in pregnant women increases risk for autism, study suggests

    Published Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 08:15
    ... routinely monitored during pregnancy. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental ... too many supplements. Or, they say, it could be that some women are genetically predisposed to absorbing greater ...
  • Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common

    Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:32
    ... has found. The authors identified 43 specific genes with autism susceptibility that also have an association with cancer. "This striking coincidence ... can be gained from a new focus on understanding the genetic commonalities of autisms and cancers. "It may be possible to repurpose available ...
  • Adult brain prunes branched connections of new neurons

    Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 08:32
    ... have implications for understanding diseases including autism, intellectual disabilities and schizophrenia. "We were surprised ... professor in Salk's Laboratory of Genetics and holder of the Vi and John ...
  • Yeast against the machine: Bakers' yeast could improve diagnosis

    Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 12:08
    ... are in," says Roth, who is also a professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and co-director of the Canadian ... 22 genes, linked to conditions such as autism, mental retardation and heart disease ...
  • New syndrome named, causes a rare intellectual disability

    Published Monday, April 4, 2016 - 21:13
    ... but it includes many different diseases, with multiple genetic causes, and few targeted therapies," said ... play a role in brain abnormalities, epilepsy, autism and ID. In the current research, the study ...
  • US autism rate unchanged in new CDC report

    Published Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 21:04
    ... diagnosis or a special educational classification. The causes of autism are not completely understood; studies show that both environment and genetics may play ...
  • DNA breaks in nerve cells' ancestors cluster in specific genes

    Published Friday, February 12, 2016 - 21:34
    ... DNA breaks," said Alt, who is also a professor of genetics and the Charles A. Janeway Professor of ... to tumor suppression and/or neurological conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia ...
  • Newly identified pathway links fetal brain development to adult social behavior

    Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 14:06
    ... and repetitive behavior deficits, as seen in disorders such as autism. Using engineered mice, the researchers identified a ... , MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Case Western ...
  • Discovery of consoling behavior in prairie voles may benefit autism research

    Published Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 14:58
    ... responding to the emotions of others can be disrupted, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ... addiction; determine how the interaction between genetics and society shape who we are; and advance ...
  • Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87 percent

    Published Monday, December 14, 2015 - 15:17
    ... . "The variety of causes of autism remain unclear, but studies have shown that both genetics and environment can play ... of the antidepressant drugs. For example, some people are genetically predisposed to autism (i.e., a family history ...