Tag Archives: Autism

New Study: MRI Reveals Striking Brain Difference in People with Genetic Autism

[Source:  Medical New Today] In the first major study of its kind, researchers using MRI have identified structural abnormalities in the brains of people with one of the most common genetic causes of autism, according to a new study published online in the … Continue reading

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Teen with Autism is 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Champion

[Source:  Autism Speaks] Max Park is a 15 year old on the autism spectrum who just became the 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Champion. Max is a speedcuber, a person who competes in cubing competitions by solving a Rubik’s Cube and other … Continue reading

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Study: Autism May Reflect Excitation-Inhibition Imbalance in Brain

[Source: Medical News Today] A study by Stanford University investigators suggests that key features of autism reflect an imbalance in signaling from excitatory and inhibitory neurons in a portion of the forebrain, and that reversing the imbalance could alleviate some of its … Continue reading

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Autism Drama Set To Debut On ABC

[Source:  Disability Scoop] A new prime-time drama with a lead character on the spectrum will premiere this fall. ABC said this week that it will debut “The Good Doctor” on Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET. The hourlong show stars … Continue reading

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Autism Severity Detected with Brain Activity Test

[Source:  Medical X-Press] UCLA researchers have discovered that children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children. Specifically, the researchers found that the lower a child’s peak alpha frequency—a number reflecting the frequency of certain … Continue reading

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