A cache of about 100 brain organoids grown from human cells is expected to launch into orbit this month.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Many scientists have pointed out possible errors of analysis and interpretation in a high-profile study that suggested microbes can ease autism-like behaviors in mice.
Mice colonized with gut microbes from some autistic boys show behaviors like those of the boys.
Lawmakers in several states are trying to ban a widely used pesticide that the Environmental Protection Agency is fighting to keep on the market.
People with autism who avoid social interactions or have troubles with daily living skills may be at increased risk of an early death.
A child’s risk of autism is slightly elevated if a parent or sibling has asthma or an autoimmune disease.
The largest-yet attempt to characterize the global diversity of the human microbiome — the population of microbes that live in our bodies — has found 4,930 species, 77 percent of which were previously unknown.
Despite the hype around a new study, it may be too soon to conclude that taking prenatal vitamins during pregnancy lowers the child’s chances of autism.
Some traits of autism are associated with obvious differences in brain structure, and the scope of these alterations may depend on the person’s sex.