Research Articles

August 29, 2021

Online Library Inventories Gut Microbiome of Humans

New Resource to Assist Scientists Explore How Intestinal Flora May Contribute to ASD A microbiome-focused metabolomics repository has recently been established by scientists from Stanford University and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub in San Francisco. This new online library features information on nearly 200 microorganisms that inhabit the human gut and will help researchers characterize the […]

August 29, 2021

The Distinct Presentation of Atypical Anorexia Nervosa

Individuals Suffering from the Condition Are Not Noticeably Thin Somewhere between 20% to 33% of individuals with anorexia also hold an autism diagnosis. The overlap between these two conditions has been studied for decades with more research occurring each year. A recent article by the Child Mind Institute explores a type of anorexia that does […]

August 29, 2021

Latest Research Shows Growing Out of ADHD is Unlikely

Earlier Estimates Showed 50% Remission in Adulthood, New Rate Indicates 10% ADHD is the most common childhood mental disorder. The newest estimates report that 9.6% of children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with the condition. Until recently, ADHD was viewed as a condition that vanishes in about half of those who received diagnoses. […]

August 29, 2021

Microstructural Abnormalities Discovered in Autism Cases in the Orbitofrontal Cortex and Amygdala

New Research Utilized MRI Brain Scans The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is the part of the brain which is found at the very front that sits just above the orbits (eye sockets). It has extensive connections with the sensory system and is involved in multiple psychological functions, such as emotional and cognitive processing, learning, and social […]

August 23, 2021

One in 15 Men Carry Sperm Mutations Linked to Disease in Their Offspring

These Mutations May Potentially Cause 15% of ASD cases and Other Diseases Mosaicism is a condition in which a person has two or more genetically different sets of cells in their body. Every human experiences some level of mosaicism, but most of the time the condition is undetectable. However, when mosaicism occurs in sperm or […]

August 23, 2021

Sensorimotor Distinctions for People with Autism

Key Difference Exhibited in Rapid Processing Sensory Feedback Sensorimotor skills involve the process of receiving sensory messages (sensory input) and producing a response (motor output). This process is the basis of many abilities, everything from handwriting to zipping up a coat to language development. Sensorimotor skills have significant implications for education and independence over a […]

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