Author Archives: Nicholette Zeliadt

Study Ties Autism to Maternal High Blood Pressure, Diabetes

Children born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant are at an increased risk of autism, two new studies suggest

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Some Mutations Tied to Autism May Be Passed Down from Fathers

The findings go against previous studies that suggest mutations are inherited from mothers

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Autism Shares Brain Signature with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with these conditions, new research finds  

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Scientists Use Light to Turn Off Autism Symptoms in Mice

The findings hint at treatments that could restore the balance of brain activity

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Brain Scans May Forecast Autism in Babies

Checks on 6-month-old infants accurately predict which children will be diagnosed at age 2

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Autism in Motion: Could Motor Problems Trigger Social Ones?

Kids battling physical awkwardness may miss crucial opportunities to learn about interaction

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