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Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. Other ASDs include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females.
Novel therapeutics targeting primary cilia may reverse neurodevelopmental disorders

Novel therapeutics targeting primary cilia may reverse neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers identify the role of calcium channel subunits in synapse development

Researchers identify the role of calcium channel subunits in synapse development

Substances that target oxytocin receptors can help treat various diseases

Substances that target oxytocin receptors can help treat various diseases

Unfamiliar social interactions can produce negative emotions in people with autism

Unfamiliar social interactions can produce negative emotions in people with autism

A mapping method to study different cell type changes in developing mouse brains

A mapping method to study different cell type changes in developing mouse brains

Researchers discover promising drug candidate for treatment of brain disorders

Researchers discover promising drug candidate for treatment of brain disorders

Researchers identify a new role for covalent linker involved in biological ion channel

Researchers identify a new role for covalent linker involved in biological ion channel

CU scientists identify key role of  brain's immune cells during development

CU scientists identify key role of brain's immune cells during development

Region-specific atlas reveals genome linked to human embryonic brain development

Region-specific atlas reveals genome linked to human embryonic brain development

Glitches in DNA replication can lead to genetic diseases

Glitches in DNA replication can lead to genetic diseases

Researchers discover new druggable pathway linked with tuberous sclerosis

Researchers discover new druggable pathway linked with tuberous sclerosis

Study reveals mechanism by which propionic acid induces brain disorders

Study reveals mechanism by which propionic acid induces brain disorders

Inhibitory interneurons excite the developing brain, study finds

Inhibitory interneurons excite the developing brain, study finds

Study reveals the role of Cpeb4 protein involved in bone and joint diseases

Study reveals the role of Cpeb4 protein involved in bone and joint diseases

Gut-brain connection may help treat neurological diseases

Gut-brain connection may help treat neurological diseases

Study: Only 3% individuals diagnosed with autism receive recommended genetic tests

Study: Only 3% individuals diagnosed with autism receive recommended genetic tests

Researchers discover group of genes with altered expression in autism

Researchers discover group of genes with altered expression in autism

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Linked To Improved Gut Bacteria Composition In Obese People

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Linked To Improved Gut Bacteria Composition In Obese People

New tool may shed more light on neurodegenerative diseases

New tool may shed more light on neurodegenerative diseases

Combined effect of rare mutations has negative impact on health and longevity

Combined effect of rare mutations has negative impact on health and longevity