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People with autism have different brain cells from birth

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that researchers are now tracing back to prenatal development, even though the disorder is not diagnosed until at least...

New study shows a link between autism and cholesterol levels

In a new study, researchers have identified a subtype of autism arising from a cluster of genes that regulate cholesterol metabolism and brain development. They...

Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to a higher risk of autism in child

In a new study, researchers found that children whose mothers reported using cannabis during pregnancy were at greater risk of autism. The incidence of autism...

Link between autism and eating disorders may be due to an inability to identify...

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental illness. They don’t discriminate, affecting people of all ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities, ages and backgrounds. However,...

Scientists find a cause of impaired social functions in autism

In a new study, researchers have discovered a new connection between a genetic alteration and social difficulties related to autism: A mutation in the...

New drug for Alzheimer’s may help treat autism in children

In a new study, researchers found deposits of the tau protein typically found in Alzheimer's patients in tissues taken from the postmortem brain of...

Autism linked to this mental disease, study shows

A recent study at University College London found that autistic traits in childhood come before behaviors characteristic of eating disorders, and so could be...

This finding about ‘love hormone’ may help develop new autism drug

The so-called "love hormone," oxytocin, is not only involved in strengthening the mother-child relationship and regulating social bonding. It has also been associated with mental...

Scientists discover new genetic mutations linked to autism

In a new study, researchers have identified mutations in a gene called CNOT1 that affect brain development and impair memory and learning. The study is...

Researchers find a new genetic cause of autism

A recent study from Northwestern University and elsewhere found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical...