Screen time no child’s play

Experts are urging parents to brush up on national guidelines following a rapid rise in screen time on electronic devices for children under two. A University of Queensland study found some young children might average

3q29 deletion survey: Distinct social profile, high ASD risk: Chromosomal deletion connected to both schizophrenia + autism

A survey of 93 people with 3q29 deletion syndrome reveals a distinct pattern of social disability and anxiety, even without a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The results were published online in Molecular Autism on

Cause of rare pediatric brain disorder

An international effort led by physician-scientists at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM), in collaboration with a team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MCH-MUHC), has identified the cause

See-through fish aid scientists in autism-related breakthrough: Biologists’ study may help unravel the reasons for ‘tummy troubles’

University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish’s digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the most common yet least studied symptoms of

Learning new vocabulary during deep sleep

Sleeping time is sometimes considered unproductive time. This raises the question whether the time spent asleep could be used more productively — e.g. for learning a new language? To date sleep research focused on the