Uncovering The Genetic Roots Of Autism

New genetic identification techniques shed light on causes of developmental delay and autism.

Size At Birth Affects Risk Of Mental Health Conditions

Above-average sized babies have a higher risk of autism and a lower risk of schizophrenia, while the opposite is true for below-average sized babies.

Autism Rates Steady Over Two Decades

A systematic review of autism spectrum disorders from 1990 to 2010 shows that the rate of autism has remained constant over the last 20 years.

Fatty Acid Transport Proteins Linked To Schizophrenia & Autism

Mutations in fatty acid binding proteins resulting in disrupted lipid transport to the brain could be the common factor underlying both schizophrenia and autism.

Detecting Autism Before Kids Turn Two

Computer model takes Australia a step closer toward a molecular characterization of autism that promises early detection of the disorder.

No Link Between Vaccination And Autism

A comprehensive review of studies involving more than 1.2 million children has shown that there is no link between vaccination and autism.

Study To Assess How Common Autism Is In China

A new research collaboration will explore whether autism is currently under-diagnosed in China.

Japanese Researchers Develop Autism Detection System For Infants

Researchers in Japan have developed a new system that detects autism in infants using small fluctuations in eye movement.

Two Hormones May Be Responsible For Male Bias To Autism

Research from New Zealand into two male sex hormones may help solve the enduring mystery of why autism is much more common in boys than girls.