Autism is linked to a protein that inhibits the brain's ability to trim its synapses as it develops. Continue reading →
The conditions autism and aspergers have been in the news a lot over the last few years. The term "autism spectrum" is often heard in these discussions. Trace is here to define it.
A California study found that pregnant women who live near farms where pesticides are applied had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.
As many as 1.5 percent, or 1 in 68 U.S. children on average may have autism, according to new estimates released today by the CDC.
The brains of children with autism contain a built-in patchwork of defects, suggesting that the developmental disorder begins while they are growing in the womb.
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. But sometimes it can lead to some harmful misinformation. Join Trace as he talks about conspiracy theories in the medical world and why they can be harmful for adults and children.
Women and girls are much less likely to have an intellectual disability than males, possibly due to a female protective effect.
Small, early clinical trials of the unconventional treatment have lessened the repetitive behaviors and other symptoms of the disorder.
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