Shared epigenetic changes underlie different types of autism — ScienceDaily


Those with both rare and common types of autism spectrum disorder share a similar set of epigenetic modifications in the brain, according to a study. More than 68% of individuals with different types of autism spectrum disorder show evidence of the same pattern of a chemical modification of the protein scaffold around which DNA wraps. The findings suggest that a single global epigenetic pattern affecting shared molecular pathways in the brain could underlie diverse manifestations of this psychiatric disease.

Source: Shared epigenetic changes underlie different types of autism — ScienceDaily

Specific gut bacteria reverse autism-like behavior in mice – Medical News Today


Could autistic traits be partially controlled by the bacteria in our guts? New research demonstrates that this is a genuine possibility.

Source: Specific gut bacteria reverse autism-like behavior in mice – Medical News Today

Mouse study suggests autism is not just a disease of the brain – Medical News Today


Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by impaired social interactions and repetitive behaviors, often accompanied by abnormal reactions to sensory stimuli.

Source: Mouse study suggests autism is not just a disease of the brain – Medical News Today

Brain scan method may help detect autism – Medical News Today


Many doctors and scientists think they could improve the diagnosis and understanding of autism spectrum disorders if they had reliable means to identify specific abnormalities in the brain.

Source: Brain scan method may help detect autism – Medical News Today

My Aspergers Child: Behavioral, Emotional and Cognitive Traits of Kids on the Autism Spectrum


Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) present, it’s no surprise that kids and teens diagnosed with Asperger’s (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA)

Source: My Aspergers Child: Behavioral, Emotional and Cognitive Traits of Kids on the Autism Spectrum