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Dec 18, 2015 10:30 AM ET // Discovery News
A key neurotransmitter's ability to inhibit brain activity is found to be faulty in autistic brains.
Dec 17, 2015 01:28 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Scary headlines can cause the public to be needlessly fearful. Understanding risk and statistics can help. →
Dec 14, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Emily Sohn
The findings add to growing evidence that the fetal environment influences brain development.
Oct 27, 2015 12:40 PM ET
If you take your medical care cues from famous people, there's ample evidence that you do so at your own peril. For every Angeline Jolie raising breast cancer awareness, there's a Jenny McCarthy leading people astray.
Sep 26, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A professor accused of sexual assault on a disabled man claims he consented via a discredited technique. Continue reading →
Nov 12, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Manhattan mother was found guilty in the death of her autistic son, who she killed because of a discredited communication technique. Continue reading →
Aug 21, 2014 12:01 PM ET // Amanda Onion
Autism is linked to a protein that inhibits the brain's ability to trim its synapses as it develops. Continue reading →
Jul 16, 2014 09:29 AM ET
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.
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