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Mutations in any of 10 autism-linked genes in frogs lead to the same overabundance of brain cells that develop into neurons; the sex hormone estrogen lowers this excess.The post Mutations in frogs point to autism genes’ shared role in neurogenesis appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
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Researchers have created the most complete macaque reference genome to date and used it to catalog genetic variation among hundreds of monkeys.The post New macaque reference genome fills sequence gaps appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Misaligned gene expression maps suggest that some autism-linked genes play distinct roles in mouse and human brains.The post Differing gene functions across species may pose problems for autism models appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Blood levels of PTEN protein and associated molecules could eventually help diagnose autism and other neurological conditions — and predict their outcomes.The post Proteins linked to top autism gene might aid early diagnosis appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Mice with a mutation in their mitochondrial DNA show altered brain activity, repetitive behaviors and reduced sociability, according to a new study.The post Changes to mitochondrial DNA spur autism-like traits in mice appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Muffling expression of an autism-linked gene in a key song-related area of the brain renders young zebra finches unable to learn songs from older birds. The post Autism gene interference silences song memory in birds appeared first on www.spectrumnews.org | Autism Research NewsTo listen to the bird calls, please visit: https://www.spectrumnews.org/…
The barriers to an autism diagnosis are especially challenging for women and girls. A big part of the problem is still the perception of autism as a ‘male’ condition. The post Autism in girls: Jumping hurdles on the path to diagnosis appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
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A glowing protein tracks serotonin levels and location in the brains of living mice and could yield clues to the neurotransmitter’s role in autism.The post Sensor helps scientists spy on serotonin activity in mice in real time appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Aripiprazole, an antipsychotic medication marketed as Abilify, eases aggressive behavior in autistic children, but questions remain about its side effects.The post Spectrum reporting prompts new review of common drug appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
People with mutations in distant chromosomal regions often share a range of autism traits, even if they do not meet the diagnostic threshold for autism.The post Copy number variations linked to autism have diverse but overlapping effects appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Genetic variants that contribute to autism may also be involved in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourette syndrome, according to a new study.The post Common variants link autism, ADHD, Tourette syndrome appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
In January 2019, Dorota Chapko interviewed for a job as a postdoctoral researcher at Heart n Soul at The Hub at Wellcome Collection in London, a research arm of an arts collective for people with autism or intellectual disability. The data scientist — she has a Ph.D. in public health — would be analyzing data for a project alongside adults with the…
In 2017, Reid Caplan was working as a program coordinator at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network when their supervisor, executive director Julia Bascom, made an introduction that would catapult Caplan, who is autistic and transgender, into a second career. (Caplan uses a genderneutral pronoun.)
In 2009, several years after Valerie Paradiz had been diagnosed with autism, she attended a meeting hosted by a drug company developing a medical test for autistic people that involved a cheek swab. Company officials wanted to know how they could make the process more comfortable for people with autism.…
Back in 1995, in an empty classroom at the University of Tokyo in Japan, undergraduate student Shin-ichiro Kumagaya started a Japanese sign language group after learning that the university did not offer a course. He is not deaf, but he has cerebral palsy, and his work on human rights for people with disabilities prompted him to want to learn to si…
In 2005, Nicolaidis joined a local parent listserv called the Portland Aspergers Network. Her 2-year-old son had been diagnosed with autism in April 2004, and she turned to the forum for help and community.
Five collaborations involving autistic scientists and experts are advancing autism research, from lending support for theories of the condition to shoring up trials of new treatments.
Mutations seen in only some of the body's cells often affect gene activity in the brains of people with autism, and can involve large segments of DNA, according to two new studies.The post Two studies highlight role of ‘mosaic’ mutations in autism appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Cells with excess UBE3A, an autism-linked protein, have atypical firing properties that can be corrected by limiting the protein's levels, according to new research.The post Autism protein may shape neuronal firing patterns appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
During conversations, girls with autism use "we," "they" and other plural personal pronouns differently than autistic boys do.The post Autistic girls, boys differ in how they talk about social groups appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality. In this episode, we meet Dr. Sara Betteridge who is a psychologist and family therapist in Adult Mental Health. Our host, Meanha Begum, has an open discussion with…
A new technique for masking portions of raw genomic data increases shareability without sacrificing privacy.The post ‘Sanitizing’ functional genomics data may prevent privacy breaches appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Jim speaks with Dr. Stephen Porges who is known throughout the world as the founder of Polyvagal Theory and the music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ , which currently is used by more than 1400 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation…
Autistic people’s skill at managing the demands of daily life decline after they leave high school, according to a new study. But those who maintain more abilities are more likely to pursue further education than those who don’t.The post Daily living skills influence autistic adults’ education, employment options appeared first on Spectrum | Autism…
The Spectrum team highlights five topics that distinguished autism research in 2020: diversity in data, gene therapies, subtyping, social circuitry and the ‘autism gene’ debate.The post Hot topics in autism research, 2020 appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Spectrum's staff couldn't report on the ground this year — with no lab visits, sit-down interviews or in-person conferences to attend — but we observed a lot of changes from our computer screens.The post Inside the reporter’s notebook: Dispatches from 2020 appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.…
Genetic sequences from nearly 53,000 people with autism, developmental delay or intellectual disability reveal strong ties to 98 genes.The post Analysis links 98 genes to neurodevelopmental conditions appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Cognitive and behavioral traits are more aligned among autistic people with neighboring mutations than in those with distant mutations in the same gene.The post Neighboring mutations linked to similar autism traits appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Some social behaviors associated with autism are heritable, but the extent to which genes and the environment influence these behaviors changes as a child grows.The post Genes’ influence on social behaviors shifts with age appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Researchers have devised a new way of seeing how gene mutations affect cells during development.The post Autism genes affect development of neurons and glia appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Mice that model 22q11.2 deletion syndrome lack social memory, but that trait can be reversed using a drug that targets the flow of potassium ions in neurons.The post Drug helps mice with autism-linked mutation recognize others appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Researchers expand a massive repository of data on gene activity in people to show differences between males and females.The post Catalog details sex differences in gene expression, regulation appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
People with anorexia are more likely to be autistic than those without the eating disorder, but the interplay between the two conditions is complex.The post Anorexia’s link to autism, explained appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Many people with mutations in the NCKAP1 gene have autism or autism traits, according to a new study spanning seven countries.The post Rare variants tied to neuronal migration, autism traits appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Studies of autism treatments rarely report adverse events, and the scientists involved often fail to disclose their conflicts of interest.The post Errors of omission: Why we are deeply concerned about research on autism therapies appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Spectrum is covering the 2020 International SYNGAP1 Scientific Conference, which took place virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here we’re highlighting researchers’ reactions to noteworthy presentations.The post Reactions from the 2020 SYNGAP1 Scientific Conference appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.…
Simon Baron-Cohen’s new book is essentially a 272-page argument for his hypothesis that all human innovation stems from the ability to discern and manipulate causal patterns.The post Book Review: ‘The Pattern Seekers’ links human invention — past, present and future — to autism traits appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.…
Award winning filmmaker John Pritchard produces educational films that celebrate the positive side of humanity. Today he and Jim discuss John's new documentary on the world wide drum circle movement including: John's 5 year mission of helping to create 1 million drum circles around the globe How he made this movie in the midst of a pandemic Why dru…
To try to prevent insensitivity, the U.K.’s National Autistic Society has worked with government officials to create autism accreditation standards for prisons. The first U.K. prison received accreditation in 2016. There are no such standards in the U.S. so far.
Prison systems in the U.S., the United Kingdom and other countries do little to ease the distress and violence these problems create — and they often make matters worse.
Beasley was arrested on October 3rd, 2012 while coming home from the grocery store with two boxes of Nutty Buddy snack bars and two bags of pierogies. A police car followed him back to his mother’s house; as soon as he opened the door, he felt a hand on his wrist, he says. He did not deny the offense: 26,492 photographs of child pornography on his …
The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality. This time we have a candid conversation with Suhayl Patel. Our host, Meanha Begum, dives into Suhayl’s role as an Ethnic Minorities ‘Community Connector’ at Beacon…
Jim talks to Patrick McKeown who is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts in breathing re-education. McKeown is President of Buteyko Professionals International and the New York Times' bestselling author of The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You. …