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Autism and the Immune System: How are They Related?

Did you know that IMMUNOe Health Centers participates in clinical research? In honor of World Autism Day, we wanted to share with you why IMMUNOe is currently participating in autism research. As our understanding of the immune system broadens and expands, scientists are increasingly looking into c …

Autism Statistics, State by State

        Do you or someone you care for lives with autism? See if you qualify for IMMUNOe’s clinical study on Autism today! Wenge, Adam. Autism Rates by State. Digital image. Healthline.com. Healthline.com, 2 Apr. 2015. Web. 3 Aug. 2015. <http://www.healthline.com/health/a …

Could Father’s Sperm Give Clues to his Child’s Autism Risk?

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Testing a father’s sperm for certain genetic markers could help doctors predict whether his child will develop autism, a new study from Johns Hopkins University suggests. Researchers examined sperm samples from 44 fathers, analyzing 450,000 locations on the genome. They were looking the fathers …

Scientists Find Genetic Mutation Linked to Autism

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Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have identified a rare genetic mutation that could be an early cause of autism. Study leader Aravinda Chakravarti and his team examined how mutations in the CTNND2 gene affected the neurological development of girls with severe autism. CTNND2 regulates prod …

People with Autism Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Finds

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A new report in Nature Neuroscience finds that people with autism have individually unique patterns of synchronization in the brain, compared to more uniform brain patterns in people without the disorder. Some previous studies have theorized a lack of synchronization in the brains of people with au …

Brain Scans Show Different Emotional Reactions in Autism

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A new study has found that brain activity related to emotion regulation in people with autism differs significantly from brain activity in healthy people. The autism spectrum disorders are developmental disorders that cause repetitive behavior, difficulty with communicating and socializing, as well …

More than 100 Genes Implicated in Causing Autism

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Researchers at more than 50 labs have identified more than 100 genes that are mutated in children with autism in the hunt for finding a gene that causes autism. According to researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 30 percent of autism cases are caused by spontaneous mutations, rather than gen …

MIT Researchers Explain Autism

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In a new paper, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggest that individuals with autism have trouble understanding social situations and resist change because their brains are unable to predict what is going to happen next, making every action seem random. People with autism may …

Adults With Autism More Likely to be Sexually Victimized

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A new study found that adults with autism are more likely to be sexually victimized, than adults without autism, due to the lack of sex education. However, researchers suggest that with improved interventions that focus on sexual knowledge and skill building, the risk could be reduced. Professor Jo …

Children with Autism are not Lacking Oxytocin

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It had previously been thought that one explanation for autism in children was due to low levels of oxytocin, often called the “love hormone”, since it can enhance feelings of trust and empathy. This idea has been appealing because children with autism commonly experience social difficu …