Autism Linked with Excess of Neurons in Prefrontal Cortex

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego Autism Center of Excellence shows that brain overgrowth in boys with autism involves an abnormal, excess number of neurons in areas of the brain associated with social, communication and cognitive...

Children with autism benefit from early, intensive therapy

A primary characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is impairments in social-communication skills. Children and adolescents with social-communication problems face difficulty understanding, interacting and relating with others. University of Missouri...

Genes provide landmarks on the roadmap of autism

Many roads can lead to the same place, often crossing over one another and sometimes passing the same landmarks. The interactome, or protein interaction network, for autism spectrum disorders developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan...

Looking for early signs of autism

U of C researchers study infants for speech-processing differences that could indicate ASD The way young infants process speech patterns may hold the clues to finding early markers for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and enable these children to get help earlier, say...