Brain inflammation a hallmark of autism, large-scale analysis shows

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

While many different combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune responses.

Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer.

Gutbrain link grabs the attention of neuroscientists

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.

Measuring Brainwaves Could Lead To An Objective Autism Diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

The electrical signals emitted by the autistic brain paint a much more precise picture of the disorder.

Children on the autistic spectrum have extra synapses in their brains

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

It may be possible to prune synapses with a future drug after diagnosis.