Antibody May Be Clue to Autism in Children

Antibody May Be Clue to Autism in Children Autism researchers said they have found a group of maternal antibodies that target proteins in the foetus’ developing brain. A study that compared 246 mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to 149 women with healthy children found that nearly a quarter in the first group had different combinations of these antibodies. Antibodies are the foot soldiers of the immune system,…

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Considering a Connection Between Sudden Genius and Autistic Savant Syndrome

By Michelle Collins I was reading this article the other day, The Mystery of Why Some People Become Sudden Geniuses, maybe because I had too much time on my hands, or maybe because I was hoping for insight into how I, too, could become a sudden genius. And while I’m definitely not very keen on sustaining a sudden brain injury myself (which is how most of the people profiled in the…

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Keep the Change: New Rom-Com Changes the Autism Conversation

Movie: Keep the Change One cool thing about pop-culture TV shows, such as the A-Word on BBC or ABC’s The Good Doctor, exploring different facets of autism is that they help steer the conversation away from the topic of what an autistic person needs help or intervention with – conversations which can potentially become all-consuming for those who love someone on the spectrum, and who want to do everything they can for that…

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