Autism

Baby brain scans can predict who is likely to develop autism

Posted in Medicine on 11th Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

The way bundles of white matter fibres in the brain connect can indicate whether someone will develop autism.

Eye test could help diagnose autism

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2017
by Alex Muller

A new study could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Possible early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2017
by Alex Muller

Measuring a set of proteins in the blood may enable earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study.

Software firms are actively seeking 'neurodiverse' employees

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2017
by Alex Muller

Everyones brain operates differently, and these companies hope to leverage the strengths in those differences to improve the software development process.

Vitamin D linked to autism prevention

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2017
by Alex Muller

Vitamin D plays important role in the development, and prevention, of autism, researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute, UQ have found.