Autism

'Deep learning' reveals unexpected genetic roots of cancers, autism and other disorders

Posted in Software on 27th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Since the genome was sequenced, scientists have struggled to answer the question: Which DNA mutations cause disease?

Scientists uncover potential biomarker and drug target for autism

Posted in Medicine on 24th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Improving our understanding of what causes autism could lead to drugs to treat it, and more precise methods of diagnosis.

Study shows how rhythms control communication between brain regions

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

Taking on intellectually challenging tasks, groups of neurons tune in to one another and harmonize, then go back to improvising.

Growing micro-brains from skin cells sheds light on Autism

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The 'brain organoids' revealed that a genetic mutation causes the brain to overproduce inhibitory neurons, which dampens how signals are transmitted within the brain.

Sniffing could provide autism test

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.