New Video game undergoing FDA Trial as potential treatment for ADHD ...

While most start-ups have opted to market and sell their mobile weight loss games and diabetes trackers directly to consumers, Akili has decided to pursue the long, expensive, risky path of clinical trials through the Food and Drug Administration. ...

Apr 15

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism ...

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Brain activity in infants predicts language outcomes in autism ...

Autism spectrum disorder can produce different clinical outcomes in young children, with some having strong conversation abilities and others not talking at all. A new study reveals at the first signs of possible autism in infants and toddlers, ...

Apr 13

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day 2015 will shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities will help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and will impart information regarding the importance of ...

Apr 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

The functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains have been isolated for the first time, following the development of a new methodology for analysing MRI scans.

Mar 24

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others

A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others. The research may have implications for future treatments of psychological conditions such as autism, said the study's ...

Mar 11

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions ...

Tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression, anxiety. These symptoms are associated with autism, but they’re not considered core symptoms of the disorder. Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine are challenging this assertion. They have ...

Jan 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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"Autisms" a More Appropriate Term than "Autism," Geneticists Say

There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term, autism, is misleading, researchers say. "We believe a better term to use is 'the autisms,' or 'the autism spectrum disorders' (that is, plural)," Dr. Stephen W. ...

Jan 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Video-Based Intervention Helps Babies at High Risk of Autism

Babies of parents who completed lessons on whow to work with their infants were moderately more engaged with other people and showed more social behaviors

Jan 24

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Molecular network identified underlying autism spectrum disorders

A molecular network that comprises many of the genes previously shown to contribute to autism spectrum disorders has been identified by researchers. The findings provide a map of some of the crucial protein interactions that contribute to autism and ...

Jan 5

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Estrogen receptor expression may help explain why more males have ...

The same sex hormone that helps protect females from stroke may also reduce their risk of autism, scientists say.

Sep 11

Categories: Adult psychological development, Autism spectrum disorders

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Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain "pruning" process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center ...

Aug 23

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Overhaul of our understanding of why autism potentially occurs

An analysis of autism research covering genetics, brain imaging, and cognition led by Laurent Mottron of the University of Montreal has overhauled our understanding of why autism potentially occurs, develops and results in a diversity of symptoms.

Aug 18

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Patients with autism spectrum disorder are not sensitive to 'being ...

A Japanese research group led by Prof Norihiro Sadato, a professor of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), has found that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have decreased ...

Aug 6

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Insular cortex alterations in mouse models of autism

Scientists unravel a neural circuit that could play an important role in autism

Aug 4

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring ...

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important ...

Aug 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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