Doctors can diagnose three different levels of autism, which vary in their severity. Getting the correct diagnosis can help ensure that a person receives the right treatment and support. Learn more here.
New research looks at the effects of poor bacterial diversity in the gut in autism, suggesting a new treatment for gastrointestinal problems.
Studies have already shown that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism. A new study goes one step further and proves that at-risk children are safe, too.
Autism is a set of psychological behaviors often characterized by an emphasis on routine and repetition, fixed behavioral patterns, and impaired social interaction. There are many levels of severity in autism, which is why doctors view it as a spectrum rather than a fixed set of symptoms. Read on to learn more.
A new study offers a fresh perspective on how autism works in the brain. Symptoms, the authors say, may be linked to persistent connections in the brain.
Past research noted a connection between zinc and autism, but a new study takes a deeper look and helps to further uncover the link.
Insufficiency in protein escorter ASTN2 causes receptors to accumulate on cell surfaces, disrupting communication between neurons, a new mouse study shows.
While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their ‘genetic background’ sets the ‘clinical features,’ a study finds.
Levels of DDT, a once-common pesticide, in maternal blood have been linked with an increased risk of autism in the offspring in a new study.
A novel blood test achieves 88 percent accuracy in diagnosing autism spectrum disorder. This advance could help to identify the condition earlier.