Study may show way to predict autism or psychosis in children with genetic disorder

UCLA-led research may help lead to earlier, more targeted intervention for people with DiGeorge syndrome.
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Gender differences in the autistic brain

Girls with autism show distinct differences in their brains and behavior, compared with autistic boys and with normally developing girls.
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Brain scans hint at autistic toddlers' language development

Why do some children's language skills progress, and others' falter? Differences in brain activation may explain why.

Moms of autistic kids less likely to have taken iron supplements during pregnancy

Five-fold greater risk found in children whose mothers had low supplemental iron and other risk factors for delivering a child with ASD.
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Early intervention lessens autism symptoms

'Infant Start' therapy treats disabling delays before most children are diagnosed
Leonard Abbeduto, UC Davis MIND Institute

Autism summit brings hope for help

Researchers from across UC convened for a first-ever summit on autism — an initial step toward collaborating systemwide to address urgent need for treatments.

Mother's place of birth is a risk factor for autism in U.S.-born children

Study finds that when compared with children born to white American mothers, offspring of foreign-born women were more likely to have the disorder.

Maternal exposure to farm pesticides linked to autism in offspring

Pregnant women who lived close to fields where chemicals at higher risk UC Davis MIND Institute study finds.

Single dose of drug reverses autism-like symptoms in mice

Old treatment for sleeping sickness may lead to new way to battle neurological disorder.

Researchers successfully treat autism in infants

A modified therapy lessens the severity of the condition and can perhaps alleviate it altogether.

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