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Signs of autism by 18 months in younger siblings - Futurity

About 20 percent of children who have older siblings with autism develop the disorder. Of those children, 57 percent show symptoms as early as 18 …

In autism, brain doesn't 'prune' extra synapses - Futurity

The brains of children and adolescents with autism reveal a slowdown in how the brain typically trims away extra synapses.

Kids with autism often have parents with similar traits - Futurity

When there is a child with autism in the family, both parents are more likely to have autistic traits than parents who don't have a child with autism.

"Increase" in Childhood Autism No Cause for Alarm: Experts

New CDC report finds differences in disease detection among states.<p>Autism rates have increased by about 30 percent in a select group of children in the United States, according to new data released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But despite such dramatic …

New Study Strengthens Gut Bacteria-Autism Link

New research adds more strength to the potential link between gut bacteria and autism.<p>In a small study, researchers from Arizona State University found evidence that gut bacteria may differ between children with and without autism.<p>Specifically, the researchers found that the fecal concentrations of …

Study links autism to possible toxin exposure - Futurity

Researchers say there's a direct link in the US between rates of autism and intellectual disability and the number of males born with malformed …