Lack of key placental hormone linked to autism development

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new study suggests lowered levels of a pregnancy hormone can increase the thickness of these myelin sheaths, and increase a child's risk of developing autism.

First "molecular clock" for kids could reveal early signs of autism

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

'This powerful and easy-to-use tool could be used by clinicians to identify why some children aren’t meeting early milestones and potentially diagnose children with developmental disorders earlier in life'

Two new studies strengthen the gut-brain connection in autism

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The research suggests the microbiome more likely interacts with a variety of other factors to potentially enhance the severity of autistic symptoms in an individual subject.

Dual clinical trials suggest vasopressin hormone therapy can treat autism

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Both blocking and boosting vasopressin does seems to confer social improvements in some autistic subjects

Researchers Have Developed a Potential Blood Test for Autism

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2018
by Alex Muller

Researchers have developed two new potential tests, one blood and one urine, that could help families with a child who has autism receive a diagnosis earlier.