Nih.gov

Nih.gov: Papers of the Month

Nih.gov: Papers of the Month

Maternal DDT exposure linked to autism risk

Mothers with high levels of the pesticide DDT in their blood during pregnancy are more likely to bear children who develop autism, according to an NIEHS-funded study. The study was the first to connect DDT with autism using a

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Nih.gov: New insights on pesticide exposure and autism

Nih.gov: New insights on pesticide exposure and autism

Pregnant women with high levels of DDE, a metabolite of the insecticide DDT, in their blood are more likely to have children who develop autism, NIEHS grantees reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry. In contrast, they found no association between mothers’ exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and autism development

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Nih.gov: Inherited Variations in Noncoding Sections of DNA Associated with Autism

Nih.gov: Inherited Variations in Noncoding Sections of DNA Associated with Autism

A new study has identified an association between paternally-inherited rare structural variants in non-coding segments of genes and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study, funded in part by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and published in Science, adds to a growing body of research describing

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Nih.gov: Suspect Molecules Overlap in Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Nih.gov: Suspect Molecules Overlap in Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Evidence has been mounting that some mental disorders share many of the same genetic risk factors. Now, researchers have discovered that this overlap extends to the molecular level – some of these suspect genes also turn on-and-off similarly in the brains of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, and

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Nih.gov: NIMH's Dr. Ann Wagner Designated as the National Autism Coordinator

Nih.gov: NIMH's Dr. Ann Wagner Designated as the National Autism Coordinator

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar has designated Ann E. Wagner, Ph.D., as the National Autism Coordinator. In this role, Dr. Wagner will play a vital role in ensuring the implementation of national autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research, services, and support activities across federal agencies.

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Nih.gov: Science Update: Folic acid, multivitamins before and during pregnancy may reduce autism risk, suggests NIH-funded study

Nih.gov: Science Update: Folic acid, multivitamins before and during pregnancy may reduce autism risk, suggests NIH-funded study

The findings are the latest in a body of research suggesting that folic acid and multivitamins before and during pregnancy may reduce autism risk. -stock photo.

Children born to women who took either folic acid or a daily multivitamin before or during pregnancy were less likely to have a child

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Nih.gov: NIH awards nearly $100 million for Autism Centers of Excellence program

Nih.gov: NIH awards nearly $100 million for Autism Centers of Excellence program

News Release

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has awarded nine research grants totaling nearly $100 million over the next five years for the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE), a program that supports large research projects aimed at understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The ACE program

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Nih.gov: Children's visual engagement is heritable and altered in autism

Nih.gov: Children's visual engagement is heritable and altered in autism

Attention to mouth and eyes is influenced by genetic factors, suggests NIH-funded study

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

-stock photo

How children visually engage with others in social situations is a heritable behavior that is altered in children with autism, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments

Nih.gov: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Definition

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a group of developmental disorders. ASD includes a wide range, “a spectrum,” of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability.

People with ASD often have these characteristics:

Ongoing social problems that include difficulty communicating and interacting with others Repetitive behaviors as well

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Nih.gov: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Nih.gov: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. NICHD is one of many federal agencies and NIH Institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how best to detect signs of autism, how best

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments