Research Articles

February 02, 2021

Machine Learning Recognizes Patterns of Maternal Autoantibodies Associated to Autism

New Technology Identified Biomarkers Linked with a Subtype of Autism with 100% Accuracy  An exciting new study from UC Davis’ MIND Institute has identified several patterns of maternal autoantibodies that are distinctly associated with autism. Through an artificial intelligence generated process called machine learning, the study’s authors investigated maternal autoantibody-related autism spectrum disorder (MAR ASD), […]

February 02, 2021

CDC Finds 1.2% of American Children Qualify as Intellectually Disabled

Nearly 40% of Children with Intellectual Disability also Have Autism The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new intellectual disability (ID) rate estimate for American children. By using the same data collection methodology as used by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network which determines autism prevalence, the CDC found […]

February 02, 2021

ADHD More Common in Children Whose Mothers Have Autoimmune Disorders

Symptoms of Autism and ADHD Often Coincide When the American Psychiatric Association updated their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013, dual diagnoses became permitted for the first time. For years, symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been recognized to overlap.  An estimated 30 to […]

January 25, 2021

In Utero Exposure of Ritodrine Associated with Increased Incidence of Autism

Korean Study Show Twice the ASD Risk of Exposed Group vs. Non Exposed Ritodrine is a prescription drug used to stop premature labor. The medication can also be used to manage asthma symptoms. In 1995, the United States discontinued the use of ritodrine for pregnant women due to dosage and efficacy problems. However, Korea continued […]

January 25, 2021

Biomarkers Identified in Father’s Sperm May Be Linked to Autism Risk in Offspring

Study Finds Paternal Age Not a Factor in Newly Identified Biomarkers  A new study from Washington State University has suggested that epigenetic biomarkers found in a father’s sperm may predict susceptibility of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in his offspring. The study’s methodology involved recruiting 13 men who fathered children with ASD and 13 men […]

January 18, 2021

Screenings for ASD Sleep Issues in Children Not Robust Enough

Primary Care Providers Urged to Use Sleep Disturbance Index to Rate Severity of Sleep Problems Last year, a SafeMinds Shares article examined sleep pattern problems associated with autism. Our previous article reported that even though sleep issues are of critical importance, they are the least studied symptom on the spectrum. Now, a new brief report […]

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