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Scientists from the UC Davis M.I.N.D. ( Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders ) Institute presented, at the 4th International Meeting for Autism Research ( IMFAR ) in Boston, new evid ...


Research suggests that heredity and early fetal development play a causal role in autism. An analysis conducted by researchers at the Aarhus University in Denmark, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ...


Researchers of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center found that regions of two chromosomes are linked to susceptibility for a type of autism characterized by regression in development. D ...


A study found children with autism characterized by tantrums, aggression, and/or self-injury respond favorably to the antipsychotic drug Risperidone ( Risperdal ) for up to six months. Research, s ...


A new classification tool may allow healthcare professionals treating children with autism and autism-related disorders to more systematically sort out the combination of traits in the condition, and ...


Methylphenidate ( Ritalin ), a medication used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ), may be effective in treating hyperactivity symptoms in children with autism and related perva ...


A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, found that medication commonly used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ) may be effective for treatment of hyperactivity ...


A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University found that, by age 2, children with autism show a generalized enlargement of their brains. Exactly why ...


Autism involves early brain overgrowth and dysfunction, which is most strongly evident in the prefrontal cortex. As assessed on pathological analysis, an excess of neurons in the prefrontal cortex amo ...