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The researchers discovered an unexpected link between cancer and autism

SHANK regulates adhesion and protrusion in very different cell types: cancer cells and neurons. Image taken by Dr Guillaume Jacquemet reveals the distinct morphologies...

Genetic risk of autism spectrum disorder linked to evolutionary brain benefit

A new study showed that inherited variants linked to ASD were found under positive selection in larger numbers than would have been expected by...

Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy

Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum...

Autism may begin early in brain development

These images of mouse brains compare laser scanning photostimulation maps of all the neurons connected to one central neuron in control mice (left) vs....

Autism spectrum disorder linked to mutations in some mitochondrial DNA

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have greater numbers of harmful mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than family members, report Zhenglong Gu of...

Scientists link single gene to some cases of autism spectrum disorder

Findings could provide clues about other genes involved in autismScientists have linked mutations in a single gene to autism in people who have a...

Autism severity linked to genetics, ultrasound, data analysis finds

For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased...

Scientists uncover common cell signaling pathway awry in some types of...

Neural progenitor cells from Control (left) and ASD (right) patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells display faster growth and have less amount so BRN2 in...

Personalized wearable tech can help adults diagnosed with autism manage anxiety

Human Computer Interaction specialists at Lancaster University have worked with adults diagnosed with autism to create prototype personalised wristband devices called Snap that enable...

Autism risk in younger children increases if they have older sibling...

A new Kaiser Permanente study found that the risk of younger siblings developing an autism spectrum disorder is 14 times higher if an older...

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