For the first time ever Chinese scientists have created genetically modified monkeys with a human gene for autism. The primates displayed asocial behavior, including becoming stressed when looked in the eye. Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai hope their findings help treat the disorder in humans.
Researchers found that prairie voles show empathy by grooming or consoling another individual that appears to be distressed. This could be a major breakthrough for better understanding of psychiatric disorders in humans, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia.
Those opposed to vaccinating their children, commonly known as 'anti-vaxxers' are a very stubborn bunch. Even in the face of mountains of scientific evidence about how tried-and-true vaccines are harmless, these individuals chose to stand by raw belief and hearsay. One thing, however, can still sway them. The images of children sick with the illnesses vaccines prevent, a new study has found, are powerful enough to make anti-vaxxers change their stance.
Fine particulate air pollution may be linked to an increased risk of developing childhood autism, according to a new study.
In recent years, parents have been cautious of getting their child vaccinated for fear that they might develop autism. But parents can rest easy as a new study shows that there is no link between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Unique regulatory "tags" found in male sperm could cause autism in their children, according to a new genetic study.
Exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA), a material commonly used in a variety of plastic consumer food and beverage containers, may be linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to new research.
A chemical found in broccoli sprouts and a few other vegetables is showing some promise as a treatment for autism, potentially mitigating some common behavioral symptoms of the condition.
Researchers have surprised themselves after discovering that a 100-year-old therapy for African sleeping sickness appears to "reverse" the symptoms of autism in mice. However, the full affects of this drug, or how it impacts human autistics, remain to be seen.
Autism Speaks announced a collaboration with data supergiant Google Cloud Platforms to make the world's largest database of genomic sequence information on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), creating an invaluable autism research tool that can be used anywhere in the world.
Mr. T should be proud. Mice sporting the actor and wrestler's distinct hairdo are helping scientists investigate the genetic secrets of Autism Spectrum Disorder, a new study reports.
A child's risk for autism rapidly increases with mothers who are over the age of 30, a recent study indicated.
New research has found that parents of children with autism who practice better day-to-night transitions promote healthier sleep patterns and improve their overall behavior and quality of life.
Measles was declared "eliminated" from the U.S. in 2000, but this year is slated to have the most reported cases of the disease in over a decade, according to new numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments for the most severe forms of male infertility may be linked to an increased risk of intellectual disability and autism in children, according to a new study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association.