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Cats may help decrease anxiety for kids with autism

In a new study, researchers found that cats may help increase empathy while decreasing separation anxiety for children with autism. The findings can have beneficial...

New study may develop better treatment for autism

Recent research has shown the effect of genetic mutations on the development of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Based on those studies, researchers have focused...

Vitamin D may hold the clue to more autism in boys

In a new study, researchers found that a deficiency in Vitamin D on the mother's side could explain why autism spectrum disorder is three...

Gut problems linked to autism, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found evidence of a gut microbe deficiency in children who develop autism. The research was conducted by a team at...

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...