autism

Jerusalem: Be cautious while planning fertility treatment as it may increase the risk of autism in your child, a new study has found. The researchers found that the odds of having a child on the autistic spectrum for those who underwent fertility treatments were 1.5 times higher than those who opted out of it, in the …

New York:An iPhone app has shown to be effective and easy to use for screening young children with signs of autism, paving the way to broader, easier access to screening other neurodevelopmental disorders, according to researchers. The “Autism & Beyond” app first administers caregiver consent forms and survey questions and then uses the phone’s “selfie” …

Toronto: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene that is responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, an advance that may pave the way for developing treatments. The findings showed that alterations of the gene thousand and one amino-acid kinase 2, known as TAOK2, plays a direct role in these disorders. TAOK2 is located in …

New York: Mothers who take the recommended amounts of folic acid during pregnancy might reduce the risk of their children developing pesticide-related autism, researchers say. The findings showed that if the mother was taking folic acid during the window around conception, the risk associated with pesticides seemed to be attenuated. “Folic acid intake below the median …

New York: Researchers have identified two proteins that may help diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially in boys, with 82 per cent accuracy. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterised by social interaction and communication challenges, and restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour. The findings, led by researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical …

As the world observes Autism day in the month of April, experts have estimated that prevalence rate of autism in India is 1 in every 250 individuals