Skip to main content

Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: epilepsy

October 2019
Neurons in a mouse brain are highlighted green and yellow

Autism gene’s loss hampers neurons’ trek through developing brain

by  /  21 October 2019

Deleting an autism gene called TRIO derails neurons’ journey to their destination.

0 Comments
September 2019

Slow, disorderly brain waves may flag autism in toddlers

by  /  23 September 2019

Certain patterns of electrical activity in the brain may signal autism in children with tuberous sclerosis complex, a related genetic condition.

0 Comments
medical personnel in operating theater during brain surgery

Can preventing seizures alter the course of autism?

by  /  18 September 2019

Experimental surgeries to prevent seizures may help scientists understand the link between autism and epilepsy.

0 Comments
August 2019

Trial results temper hopes of tumor drug for treating autism

by  /  29 August 2019

A drug that treats tumors and epilepsy in people with tuberous sclerosis complex does not boost their intelligence or ease autism traits.

0 Comments
July 2019

For autistic adults, a hospital stay carries high risk of death

by  /  24 July 2019

Adults with autism are nearly 50 percent more likely to die in the hospital than their typical peers.

0 Comments

Family groups, researchers join forces to solve mysteries of autism gene

by  /  10 July 2019

Families of children with mutations in a gene called SYNGAP1 have spurred research into the effects of the mutations on people — and how to treat them.

0 Comments
June 2019
Pregnant woman studies the label on medicine bottle while on the phone.

Interactive chart yields risk scores for seizures during pregnancy

by  /  21 June 2019

A new tool calculates the chances of having a seizure in pregnant women who have epilepsy.

0 Comments
May 2019

Sex bias in autism virtually absent among those with epilepsy

by  /  9 May 2019

The ratio of autistic boys to girls is roughly the same among children with epilepsy, according to a new meta-analysis.

0 Comments
April 2019

Autism runs in families with history of brain conditions

by  /  15 April 2019

Children in families with a history of brain conditions may be at increased odds of being autistic.

0 Comments
November 2018
Tiny lad mouse on a gloved hand.

New mouse model shows brain effects of autism gene

by  /  4 November 2018

Mice lacking one copy of a gene linked to autism are small and show striking changes in the number and quality of their cries.

0 Comments