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Article ID: 709950

Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

University of Cambridge

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in the country has an autism spectrum condition - the same figure as found in the West.

20-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709833

Children with Autism Are in ‘In-tune’ With Mom’s Feelings Like Other Children

Florida Atlantic University

New research addresses limitations of prior autism spectrum disorder (ASD) studies on facial emotion recognition by using five distinct facial emotions in unfamiliar and familiar (mom) faces to test the influence of familiarity in children with and without ASD. Findings show no differences in the two groups of children and reveal that children with ASD are perceptive to their mother’s emotions, which may indicate greater potential to learn and socialize with people they know rather than with strangers.

20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709604

Literature Review and Meta-Analysis Analyzes How DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria For Autism May Affect Diagnosis Rate

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A five-year follow-up systematic review and meta-analysis of 33 studies—conducted to determine changes in the frequency of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis since the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5)—was published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

14-Mar-2019 7:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Some Children Can “Recover” From Autism, but Problems Often Remain
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    12-Mar-2019 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 709416

Some Children Can “Recover” From Autism, but Problems Often Remain

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System have found that the vast majority of such children still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support. The study was published online today in the Journal of Child Neurology.

11-Mar-2019 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 709378

UNH Researchers Identify Role Gender-Biased Protein May Play in Autism

University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are one step closer to helping answer the question of why autism is four times more common in boys than in girls after identifying and characterizing the connection of certain proteins in the brain to autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

11-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Study Finds Atypical Communications in Autism May Aid Diagnosis, Treatment Targets

Article ID: 709025

Study Finds Atypical Communications in Autism May Aid Diagnosis, Treatment Targets

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University autism researchers investigating atypical communications characteristics of children being treated for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) found that these youths experience a wider range of communication difficulties compared to youth with other psychiatric conditions.

4-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EST
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    27-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708502

Prenatal vitamin intake may reduce autism recurrence in high-risk families

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

High-risk younger siblings of children with autism are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have significantly lower autism symptom severity, and higher cognitive scores if their mothers take maternal prenatal vitamins during their first month of pregnancy, UC Davis research has found.

25-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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    27-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708706

Is Prenatal Vitamin Use by Moms Associated With Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder Recurrence in Young Siblings

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

This study examined whether prenatal vitamin use by mothers was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recurrence in high-risk families.

26-Feb-2019 10:55 AM EST

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