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`Common` rare genetic factors responsible for developing autism: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:53

A recent study has proved that 60 percent of the risk for developing autism is caused by genetics and a major portion of that risk is caused by inherited variant genes that are common in the population and present in individuals without the disorder.

Do autistics struggle with driving?

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:50

In the first pilot study asking adults on the autism spectrum about their experiences with driving, researchers at Drexel University found significant differences in self-reported driving behaviors and perceptions of driving ability in comparison to non-autistic adults.

How brain maintains activity balance

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:19

Ever wondered how we constantly adjust and adapt our social behaviour in response to external stimuli? A mechanism in the brain automatically does that for us.

Scientists link social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 16:44

Stanford University investigators have found a particular brain circuit which guides mammals` tendency to interact socially.

Century-old drug approved for sleeping sickness may help treat autism: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 14:47

A new study has revealed that a well-known drug that was first synthesized in 1916 and used to treat African sleeping sickness can reverse autism-like symptoms in mice and it might help humans eventually.

Older fathers pass more gene mutations to kids

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 17:35

Do you know that those who become father at late age tend to pass more gene mutations to their children as each extra year of age results in two extra mutations?

Air pollution may cause autism, schizophrenia

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 18:11

A new study has revealed that exposure to air pollution early in life makes people highly prone to autism and schizophrenia.

WHO passes Bangladesh-backed resolution on autism

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:12

The World Health Assembly of World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday passed a Bangladesh-pushed resolution on autism in Geneva.

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