Author Archives: Jessica Wright

The Prevalence of Autism in the U.S. Appears Steady

New data suggest the rate hovers between two and three percent

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Unmasking Anxiety in Autism

Anxiety can assume unusual forms—turning uncertainty, or even a striped couch, into a constant worry

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Oxytocin Nasal Spray May Boost Social Skills in Children with Autism

Study suggests a biomarker for treatment with the “love hormone”

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The Real Reasons Autism Rates Are Up in the U.S.

A hard look at whether the rise comes from more awareness, better diagnosis—or something else 

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Mice Take Selfies of Their Own Brains

Rodents learn to put their heads under a microscope as a daily routine, letting researchers peer into their brains while the animals are relaxed and happy

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Does the Immune System Have a Role in Battling Autism?

New study finds mice may need infection-fighting molecules to socialize

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