Independent work environments could reduce autism symptoms

A new study has found that more independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder.

Autistic kids have trouble linking sights with sounds

A new study has revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears.

Love hormone improves brain function in autistic kids

A single dose of the `love hormone` oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, can enhance brain function in children with autism, scientists have claimed.

Single spray of `love hormone` improves brain function in autistic kids

A new study has revealed that a single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, can enhance brain activity while processing social information in kids suffering from autism spectrum disorders.

Autism can be spotted in eyes of kids as young as two months

Eye contact with others declines in 2 to 6-month-old infants, who are later diagnosed with autism, a new study has suggested.

Pregnancy weight gain linked to autism in kids

Researchers have uncovered an association between autism spectrum disorders and a small increase in the amount of weight a mother gains during pregnancy.

Brain scans could aid in autism diagnosis

Researchers including 2-Indian-origin scientists have indicated that brain scans show signs of autism which may eventually support behaviour-based diagnosis of autism.

Animals help autistic children interact better

Interaction of autistic children with animals can enhance their social skills like talking, smiling, laughing and also enable them to connect well with others.

Kids can grow out of autism: Study

Some children with autism may lose the symptoms and even manage to grow out of the condition later in life, researchers have claimed.

Excessive protein synthesis in brain linked to autistic-like behaviours

In a study of laboratory mice, a team of researchers has found that autistic-like behaviours can be partially remedied by normalizing excessive levels of protein synthesis in the brain.

Dysregulated protein synthesis may be behind autism

A crucial link between protein synthesis and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been identified, which can bolster new therapeutic avenues.

Genes significantly misregulated in autistic kids

Scientists have found genetic changes that help explain why one person has an autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and another does not.

Autistic kids face bullying thrice over, says study

Results show that 63% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have been bullied at some point in their lives.

Top Medical Advances in 2009

The largest-ever genetic study of autism spectrum disorders and a remarkable success for gene therapy in reversing inherited blindness have made it to the list of top scientific achievements in 2009.

Top Medical Advances in 2009

The largest-ever genetic study of autism spectrum disorders and a remarkable success for gene therapy in reversing inherited blindness have made it to the list of top scientific achievements in 2009.