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Research shows surprising cause of autism, ADHD

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have made an important discovery about how inflammation in children can affect brain development. This...

Scientists find new link between gut health and autism in children

Certain components of the gut microbiome may play a role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to a study published in Nature...

Common viral infection linked to higher risk of autism

Children born with a viral infection called congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) may be nearly two and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with...

Study links genetic markers of autism to brain changes

A groundbreaking study led by UCLA Health has provided the most detailed view yet of the biological processes underlying autism, connecting genetic risk factors...

Eye tracking can help with early autism diagnosis, study finds

In the United States, nearly 3% of all children are diagnosed with autism, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Addressing this...

Early brain connectivity patterns in infants may predict autism risk

A recent study co-led by researchers at UCLA Health has discovered distinct brain connectivity patterns in six-week-old infants at risk for developing autism spectrum...

Scientists find big cause of sensory hypersensitivity in autism

Researchers from the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea have made a significant discovery related to autism, a condition that affects about 1...

Scientists detect signs of ADHD, autism from eyes

Recent findings from Flinders University suggest that the eyes could offer vital clues in diagnosing neurodevelopmental disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and...

Scientists find an important cause of autism

Autism is a condition that affects how people communicate and behave, and it's more commonly diagnosed in boys. It typically becomes apparent in early childhood,...

New scan tech may detect autism better

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex condition characterized by a variety of symptoms and degrees of severity, making it challenging to pinpoint a...