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What are the symptoms of autism? Autistic people may have a range of symptoms, including physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional differences.

Why some children have extreme reactions to noise. A new study examines one of the key mysteries of autism

“I would describe having Asperger’s syndrome as being like a computer that’s running a different operating system than what most computers run,” says Austin Miller, 16.

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Fruit Flies Provide Insight into Autism

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As part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN Initiative), scientists are studying the brains of fruit flies to learn more about the basic functions of the human brain. One part of the study is focusing on why individuals with autism often face heightened sensitivity to lights, sounds and odors.

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Autism in the Female Brain

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Population studies of the prevalence of autism dictate that two- to- three times as many males as females have autism. However, autism is far from exclusively male.

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Genetics Combined With Air Pollution Has Been Found to Increase Autism Risk

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According to a new study, children who carry a predisposition for autism who are also exposed to high air pollution have a greater risk of developing the disorder.

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Susan Boyle Tells the World that She Has Asperger’s

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Susan Boyle, Scottish singing phenomenon and winner of Britian’s Got Talent 2009, told the Observer newspaper that she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.

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Scientists Link Autism and the Immune System

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Researchers from the Mount Sinai hospital in New York City are linking immune deficiencies with autism in order to improve treatment.

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Researchers Link Autism With Synaesthesia

Synaesthesia, a disease characterized by the mixing of senses, is more prominent in those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

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Autistic Teen In Marlboro, NJ Goes Missing

Marlboro, NJ Police are looking for 19-year-old, high-functioning autistic teen Michael Karwan, who was last seen Tuesday night.

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Findings of a Fragile X Syndrome Study Pave the Way for Autism Treatments

In a recent study published in the online journal PLoS One, a team of researchers at UNC School of Medicine found that available medications for Fragile X syndrome only moderately do their job. That is, these medicines, which attempt to alleviate most symptoms of the syndrome, really only lessen some. Fragile X syndrome is the […]

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