Skip to main content

Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: brain size

November 2018

In autism brains, neurons may take up more space than usual

by  /  4 November 2018

People with autism have more gray matter — or neuronal matter — in their brains overall than their typical peers do.

0 Comments
October 2018
Neurons in lab grown brain glow green, red and blue.

New techniques extend tool kit for constructing ‘mini-brains’

by  /  5 October 2018

Two new methods for building ‘mini-brains’ may help researchers study how early brain development differs in people with autism.

0 Comments
June 2018
Week of JuneJun
11th
2018

Drug dangers; allergy risk; science #MeToo and more

by  /  15 June 2018

A prospective study shows that antipsychotics mess up metabolism, autism is tied to a doubled risk for food allergies, and a report reveals pervasive sexual harassment in science.

0 Comments
Week of JuneJun
4th
2018

Oversold diets; big brains explained; tracking CRISPR and more

by  /  8 June 2018

Benefits of diets for autism features remain unproven, variants of the same DNA region make brains big or small, and STAT announces a new CRISPR tracker.

0 Comments

Growth spurt in head, skeleton mark autism in boys

by  /  6 June 2018

Boys with autism have smaller heads, are shorter and weigh less at birth than typical children do — but all that changes by age 3.

0 Comments

Autism brains show widespread alterations in structure

by  /  4 June 2018

The brains of people with autism show a variety of structural differences from those of controls.

0 Comments
Week of MayMay
28th
2018

Cooperating brains; data confusion; homeopathy claims and more

by  /  1 June 2018

Cooperative problem-solving may have kept human brains small, researchers puzzle over new European online privacy rules, and Canadian officials counter unfounded claims of a cure for autism.

0 Comments
May 2018
Four brains with different areas colored in red, orange, yellow and black.

Brain size varies predictably with loss, gain of DNA segment

by  /  24 May 2018

Missing one copy of a stretch of chromosome 16 leads to an enlarged brain; an extra copy of the region has the opposite effect.

0 Comments
Week of MayMay
7th
2018

Dividing autism; novel messengers; million-dollar mark and more

by  /  11 May 2018

A researcher proposes splitting autism into subtypes, mitochondria make neurotransmitters, and highly successful grantees may face a funding cap.

0 Comments
February 2018
Week of FebruaryFeb
5th
2018

Political scientists; folate block; mutational mosaic and more

by  /  9 February 2018

Scientists campaign for elected office in record numbers, folate autoantibodies are common in autism families, and neurons form a genetic mosaic in the brain.

1 Comment