Research Articles

January 01, 2024

New Research Shows that Deep-Brain Stimulation Improves Cognitive Function in People with TBIs

Earlier Treatment Studies Demonstrated Improvements in Chronic Depression A small, phase 1 clinical trial has shown that deep-brain stimulation via implanted electrodes can improve cognitive function in individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injuries years or decades earlier. The current trial’s design included placing electrodes in the brains of five individuals with moderate to severe […]

January 01, 2024

In-Utero Exposure to Heavy Metals Linked to Autism and Atypical Neurodevelopment

Cadmium and Cesium Shown to Be Particularly Problematic to Development Researchers from several American universities, including the MIND Institute, have recently measured maternal urinary metal levels during two different time points in pregnancy. The research team then examined the relationship between these levels and their influence on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or non-typical development in […]

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 […]

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