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Your latest update from Spectrum, the leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research.

    The search for a link between autism and neurodegenerative conditions

    The search for a link between autism and neurodegenerative conditions

    Autistic people have a higher-than-average chance of developing a neurodegenerative condition, according to a few studies. Some scientists are searching for proof — work that could also improve care for older autistic adults. The post "The search for a link between autism and neurodegenerative conditions appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News

    • 10 min
    Repetitive behaviors wax and wane among autistic youth

    Repetitive behaviors wax and wane among autistic youth

    Some types of restricted and repetitive behaviors become more prevalent among autistic children and teenagers over time, depending on their age and intellectual ability, whereas others decrease. The post Repetitive behaviors wax and wane among autistic youth appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 7 min
    No link between epidurals and autism, two studies confirm

    No link between epidurals and autism, two studies confirm

    Children born to people given an epidural during labor do not have an increased chance of having autism, according to two new studies.
    The post "No link between epidurals and autism, two studies confirm" appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News

    • 5 min
    Analysis ups estimate of spontaneous mutations’ role in autism

    Analysis ups estimate of spontaneous mutations’ role in autism

    Spontaneous genetic mutations contribute to autism in 30 to 39 percent of all people with the condition, and 52 to 67 percent of autistic children whose siblings do not also have the condition. The post "Analysis ups estimate of spontaneous mutations’ role in autism" appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News

    • 6 min
    The signaling imbalance theory of autism, explained

    The signaling imbalance theory of autism, explained

    One of the most popular theories of autism’s origins suggests that the condition arises from a hyper-excitable brain. The post "The signaling imbalance theory of autism, explained" appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News

    • 5 min
    Mutations linked to autism may be detectable in men’s sperm

    Mutations linked to autism may be detectable in men’s sperm

    An advanced DNA-sequencing technique has identified gene-damaging mutations, some with ties to autism, in about 1 in 15 men. The post "Mutations linked to autism may be detectable in men’s sperm" appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News

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