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Common cerebral white matter abnormalities found in children with autistic traits
Structural abnormalities in the brain's white matter match up consistently with the severity of autistic symptoms not only in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but also, to some degree, in those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who also have autistic traits. This is the finding of a new study, published September 6 in JAMA Psychiatry, which...
Socially inept or awkward? Blame it on your genes
Husbands, what do you say when your wives ask you that question: Do I look fat? Your answer might reveal more than you think. Those who end up sleeping on the couch (for saying "yes") might share some similarities on the cellular level, in two genes to be exact. Called CD38 and CD157, they regulate a specific hormone...
What Netflix comedy Atypical gets right and wrong about autism
Back in the mists of 2009, in the opening scene of the film Bruno, the fashion-obsessed Austrian-accented title character, created and played by Sacha Baron Cohen, and his decorative female colleague posit that autism was “so cool at ze moment” because “it’s funny”. Therefore, it falls into the “in” column on Bruno’s In and Out...