Why autistic people see faces differently

 People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gain different perceptions from peoples' faces as the way they gather information - not the judgement process itself - is different from those without the disorder, says a study.

Exposure to air toxics may cause autism in kids

In a new study, scientists have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were likelier to have been exposed to high level of certain air toxics while they were in their mothers' womb and in the first 2 years of life.

20% siblings of the autistic show symptoms at 18 months

A new study has revealed that about 20 percent of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) developed the condition by age 18 months to 3 years.

`Super broccoli` may help improve autism symptoms

Scientists have discovered that eating broccoli, packed with a health-boosting compound called `sulphoraphane`, helps improve some social and behavioural problems in people suffering from symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.

Adults with autism at higher risk of sexual victimisation

Adults with autism are at a higher risk of sexual victimisation due to lack of sex education, a new study has warned.

Toddler`s eye contact may signal autism risk

Low levels of joint attention - the act of making eye contact with another person to share an experience - without a positive affective component (a smile) in the first year is linked to high risk of autism disorder, says a study.

Autism risk higher among kids with parents in technical jobs

Children of parents who are in technical occupations are more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a more serious form of autism, a study suggested.

Blame your genes for forgetting familiar faces

A new study has suggested that the oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding and pair bonding in monogamous species, also plays a special role in the ability to remember faces.

Exposure to air pollution raises autism risk in people who carry gene

A new study suggests that exposure to air pollution could increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder.

Girls better at hiding autism than boys

A new study has found that many girls could be suffering with undiagnosed autism, as they are better at covering up the signs compared to boys.

No link between celiac disease and autism: Study

There`s no link between celiac disease and autism spectrum disorders, a nationwide study from Sweden says.

Potential cause of autism revealed

Researchers have claimed that problems with a key group of enzymes called topoisomerases could have profound effects on the genetic machinery behind development of brain and potentially lead to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Full genome sequencing can help identify autism risk

A new research has found a full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members.

Extreme abnormal fetal growth linked to autism risk

Babies whose growth is at either extreme in the womb, either very small or very large, are at greater risk of developing autism, a new study has revealed.

Possible to detect autism in foetus: Study

Scientists have found a way of detecting and quantifying an infant`s risk of autism in the womb itself, says a new study conducted by scientists in the US.

Too many vaccines too soon doesn`t increase risk of autism in kids

Although scientific evidence suggests that vaccines do not cause autism, approximately one-third of parents continue to express concern that they do, a new study suggests.

Autism spectrum disorder in mice successfully treated

Using a mouse model, researchers have successfully treated an autism spectrum disorder characterized by severe cognitive impairment.

Simple task at 6 months of age may predict risk of autism

A simple “pull-to-sit” task could be added to existing developmental screenings at pediatric well visits to improve early detection of developmental delays, suggested researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Doctors want to redefine autism; parents worried

Experts want to rewrite the definition of autism. Some parents fear that if the definition is narrowed, their children may lose out on special therapies.