Bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism, a new study shows

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

A new study suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism.

Brain scan software can spot adults with autism

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Subjects only needed to spend about 10 minutes in the machine and didn't have to perform any special tasks.

To diagnose autism, watch the eyes

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

With the positive results, researchers believe that the use of remote eye gaze tracking could be a straightforward, cost effective and accurate method for diagnosing the condition.

Blood pressure medicine may improve conversational skills of individuals with autism

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The neurodevelopmental disorder impairs communication and can be treated with medications and therapies, but there is no cure.

Brain levels of B12 are prematurely low in those with autism or schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

A study has found that B12 levels in the brain are decreased in the elderly and are much lower in those with autism or schizophrenia.