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Autism Diagnoses Prove Highly Stable as Early as 14 Months

April 29, 2019

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier treatment is feasible, report scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Brain Imaging Explains Reason for Good and Poor Language Outcomes in ASD Toddlers

April 9, 2015

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers say it may be possible to predict future language development outcomes in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), even before they’ve been formally diagnosed with the condition.

Altered Cell Cycle Gene Activity Underlies Brain Overgrowth in Autistic Toddlers

December 14, 2015

Further underscoring the prenatal origins of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine describe for the first time how abnormal gene activity in cell cycle networks that are known to control brain cell production may underlie abnormal early brain growth in the disorder.

Perturbed Genes Regulating White Blood Cells Linked to Autism Genetics and Severity

September 23, 2019

Researchers at UC San Diego say they are getting closer to identifying the mechanisms of autism spectrum disorder, revealing a critical gene network that is disrupted and which helps predict severity of symptoms.

Blood-Based Genetic Biomarkers Identify Young Boys with Autism

March 9, 2015

…development of a clinical test for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk in males as young as one to two years old. The test could be done in community pediatric settings.

Mini-brain Model of Idiopathic Autism Reveals Underlying Pathology of Neuronal Overgrowth

July 13, 2016

…of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the nation and world, have created a “mini-brain” model, derived from persons with a particular form of idiopathic ASD characterized…

Century-Old Drug Reverses Autism-like Symptoms in Fragile X Mouse Model

January 15, 2015

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine previously reported that a drug used for almost a century to treat trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, reversed environmental autism-like symptoms in mice. Now, a new study published in this week’s online issue of Molecular Autism, suggests that a genetic form of autism-like…

In Some Children with Autism, “Social” and “Visual” Neural Circuits Don’t Quite Connect

December 17, 2019

Researchers combined eye gaze data with brain scans to discover that in a common subtype of autism, brain areas responsible for vision and attention are not controlled by social brain networks, and so social stimuli are ignored.

Autism Early Detection Program Expands

September 10, 2014

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now estimated to impact one in every 68 children born in the United States. A new 5-year, $5.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks expand a program developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to…

Broad Spectrum of Autism Depends on Spectrum of Genetic Factors

June 2, 2022

UC San Diego researchers report significant progress in understanding how the combined effects of rare mutations and common genetic variation in determining whether a child will develop ASD and its consequential effects.

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