Behavioral interventions and medications can help children with autism-related syndromes sleep better, but the treatments must be tailored to the cause of each child’s sleep disturbance.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Some infants who have an older sibling with autism show weak brain signals at 3 months of age.
Small differences in brain imaging methods can have large effects on results.
More than 1,500 people were forced to abandon labs and offices at the University of Oxford after a routine renovation revealed asbestos in a building.
Tennis is a social game, requiring players to predict and respond to their opponent’s behavior. That may help some children with autism.
Children with an extra copy of the 15q11-13 chromosomal region, the second most common genetic abnormality in people with autism, have unusually strong brain waves called beta oscillations. The preliminary findings, presented Friday at the Dup15q Alliance Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida, suggest that beta oscillations could distinguish children with dup15q syndrome from those with other forms of autism.
Monkeys with multiple copies of the gene MeCP2 have irregular brain waves similar to those seen in some children with autism.