Category Archives: Autism Causes

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Autism May Stem From Heightened Senses

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In a recent study done by Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, autism may not just involve a brain disorder but also defects to the nervous system…

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Does Autism Speed Aging?

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Everyone is always discussing the importance of diagnosing Autism early, but to what extent and effect? Recent studies have found that communication has improved for those children diagnosed early and that it may be possible that certain people on the spectrum adapt almost to the effect that their earlier diagnosis becomes unrecognizable. Now, the Barrow […]

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Autism and the Ability to See Sound

Autism and the Ability to See Sound

A recent study by Joanne Jao Keen of San Diego State University found that people with autism may be recruiting the visual areas of the brain to process sounds they hear. This could explain the sensory sensitivities that people with autism typically face as both auditory and visual portions of the brain are being used […]

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Older Fathers Don’t Necessarily Increase ASD Chance From Accumulated Mutations (Source: Spectrum News)

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For every few studies showing evidence that something leads to autism, there is always a study floating around with research disproving previous beliefs of possible ASD triggers. Recent research, stemming from Australia’s University of Queensland, focused on the long-studied idea of older fathers and their risk of giving birth to a child on the autism […]

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Brain Microtubules Can Stand Independently. (Source: Science Daily)

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The brain biochemistry is the centerpiece for the majority of most neurodevelopmental disorder research, including autism. Neurons, brain tissue, the interaction between lobes, it can all provide vital new information on these types of disorders. The most recent study focused on tracking down the issue of mislocated neurons.

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