Research Articles

December 04, 2023

UK Research Shows a Lower Life Expectancy for Individuals with Autism

Men and Women with ASD and a Learning Disorder Die Almost 10 Years Earlier than Those without the Disorder A recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe has found that people diagnosed with autism and a learning disability in the United Kingdom are more likely to die prematurely than those without these […]

December 04, 2023

Vigorous Activity Rates Are Higher in Children with ASD than Neurotypical Controls

Kids on the Spectrum Also Spent Less Time Being Sedentary New research from scientists in Saudi Arabia has analyzed sedentary behavior and physical activity (PA) levels in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and compared those levels with typically developing (TD) children. Overall, the study found that the time spent in PA and total activity […]

November 27, 2023

Abnormal Mitochondrial Markers Found in Adults with Autism

Males with ASD Show More Marker Alterations than Females with ASD New research from Germany has examined the markers of mitochondrial metabolism in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and compared those markers to neurotypical controls (NTC). This study investigated potential mitochondrial dysfunction by assessing blood metabolite levels linked to mitochondrial metabolism. Specifically, blood levels […]

November 20, 2023

Maternal Immune Response, the Autistic Brain and Memory Retention from Early Childhood

Pioneering Research Reveals that Kids with ASD Retain More Memories from Early Childhood Than Neurotypical Children Neuroscientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a fascinating new link between the retention of early life memories and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This innovative study reveals that children on the spectrum retain memories from early childhood, while neurotypical […]

November 20, 2023

New Research Examines Symptoms of Autism Throughout Midlife and Beyond

Findings Show that Those without ID Had an Accelerated Set of Challenges in Later Years New research from the University of Wisconsin used an accelerated longitudinal design to estimate age-related trajectories over a 60-year period for a large community-based sample of individuals on the spectrum. Unlike most studies that track autism trajectories over childhood, this […]

November 07, 2023

Organochlorine Pesticide Residue β-HCH Associated with an Increased Risk of Autism

Toxicity Signal Identified in Both a Human Analysis and a Zebrafish Experiment A new Norwegian study has discovered a significant association between the organochlorine pesticide residue β-Hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The current study’s design involved recruiting 1,199 mothers to enroll in the prospective birth cohort (HUMIS, 2002–2009) study, which examined human breast […]

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