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Human-Neanderthal gene variance is involved in autism

The reconstruction of a head of a Neanderthal man, at left, and a Neanderthal skull. One gene identified by UW Medicine and other researchers...

Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive...

Mini-brain model of idiopathic autism reveals underlying pathology of neuronal overgrowth

This image shows induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural progenitor cells after neuronal differentiation. The neurons express a pan neuronal marker Map2 in green and...

Autism with intellectual disability linked to mother’s immune dysfunction during pregnancy

Pregnant women with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, proteins that control communication between cells of the immune system, may be at significantly...

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

If a new mother has a very high level of folate right after giving birth -- more than four times what is considered adequate...

Bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism, study shows

A new study suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and...

Researchers identify new autism blood biomarker

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a blood biomarker that may aid in earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder, or...

Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in...

Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be...

Children with autism learn new words much like others do, study...

A new study has found that children with autism are capable of learning new words the same way any child would -- by following...