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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: gender

April 2017

Early brain enlargement augurs distinct form of autism

by  /  11 April 2017

A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.

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March 2017

Rare autism mutations linked to distinct sets of features

by  /  29 March 2017

Children who carry certain rare mutations linked to autism learn to walk late — but have less severe social and language difficulties than do other children with the condition.

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Questions for Huda Zoghbi: Studying Rett in the rodent brain

by  /  14 March 2017

Removing the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, from distinct cells and brain regions reveals hidden features of the condition.

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February 2017

Brains of women with autism may sport male features

by  /  23 February 2017

The brains of some women with autism more closely resemble those of typical men than those of typical women.

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Temper tantrums up odds of autism diagnosis in girls

by  /  9 February 2017

Girls who show severe emotional or behavioral problems are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those who do not.

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New autism diagnoses shifting toward mild end of spectrum

by  /  2 February 2017

Although the number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise, the proportion with severe features has dropped since 2000.

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January 2017
Week of JanuaryJan
16th
2017

Healthy choices; gender divide; criminal citation

by  /  20 January 2017

Tensions mount as Trump considers candidates for top health positions, a documentary highlights the overlap between autism and gender dysphoria, and ‘citation cartels’ are gaming the publication system.

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New method aims to quantify ‘camouflaging’ in autism

by  /  19 January 2017

A combination of multiple diagnostic tests may gauge the extent to which adults with autism attempt to blend in.

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Week of JanuaryJan
2nd
2017

Family resemblance; accounting for diversity; drug dearth

by  /  6 January 2017

Some women who have children with autism look in the mirror, an accounting firm predicts profit from employees on the spectrum, and 2016 was a slow year for drug approvals.

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Questions for Daphna Joel: Brain sex differences may be mirage

by  /  3 January 2017

Instead of simply listing sex differences in the brain, researchers should consider how sex interacts with other factors to affect the brain, Joel says.

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