Sunday, June 26, 2022

Hormone Widely Used to Treat Autism Fails to Show Benefit in...

Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social...

New Study Links Autism to Spontaneous Mutations in Noncoding ‘Junk’ DNA

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called 'junk' DNA can cause autism. The study, published May 27 in Nature Genetics, is...

Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), depending on...

Broccoli Sprouts Compound Improves Social Interaction and Verbal Communication in Autistic...

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that sulforaphane, a natural compound found in broccoli sprouts, may ease classic behavioral symptoms in those with...