The cost of supporting a person with autism over a lifetime can be as high as $2.4 million, a new study estimates.
Older mothers have a greater risk of having children with autism, and changes in molecules attached to DNA, a process called epigenetics, may be responsible, researchers have found.
Epilepsy and autism have now been linked in some people, meaning treatments are now available.
As many as 1.5 percent, or one in 68 U.S. children on average may have autism, according to new estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Patches of cells in the outer layer of the cortex are disorganized in the brains of autistic children.
A drug called bumetanide aimed at eliminating autism symptoms in people with certain forms of the condition is showing promise in the early stages of research.
The number of U.S. children estimated to have autism could decline as a result of new criteria to diagnose the condition, a new study suggests.
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