The relatives of autistic people often have mild traits of the condition. Studying these family members could broaden our understanding of autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Problems with the minute ‘factories’ that yield energy for cells — the mitochondria — may contribute to learning problems and other traits of fragile X syndrome.
A brain region that orchestrates responses to social cues and aids decision-making may be off tempo in autism.
Una remota ciudad colombiana es el hogar del grupo más grande de personas con síndrome de X frágil. Los científicos están aprendiendo de ellos y tratando de ayudar.
A team of researchers is trialing a fast approach to autism drug development: simultaneously testing candidates in people and in mice.
The motion perception difficulties seen in people with fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of autism, may stem from a faulty visual circuit.
Looking at the brain as a whole suggests that nudging flawed sets of neurons to collaborate better might alleviate autism traits.
Many people with fragile X syndrome show average rates of protein production, challenging a long-held assumption about the condition.