Stanford biomedical data scientist Dennis Wall and his team are developing technology that could help experts study and treat autism simultaneously.
In most babies and kids, the sound of their mother's voice gets special treatment in the brain. But in autism, this distinctive brain response is lessened.
Long non-coding RNAs are important but poorly understood regulatory elements. Now Stanford scientists have uncovered they play a role in autism.
A look at a new type of behavioral therapy designed to help children with autism understand emotions and interact better with others.
Stanford biomedical data scientist Dennis Wall and his team are using brief home videos of kids to help make rapid diagnostic decisions about autism.
Studies have associated low zinc levels with autism spectrum disorder. But why this should be the case has been unclear. Now, scientists may have an explanation for the link.
An electrochemical on/off switch in the brain may spell the difference between sociability and social awkwardness, scientists have learned.
A pilot trial shows that equipping Google Glass with a face-recognition app can improve social skills in kids with autism.
Children with autism have structural and functional abnormalities in the brain circuit that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding.
Could social media — where misinformation is too often spread — be a place to help build trust in science and the research enterprise?
Researchers are using AI listening technologies to improve mental-health, diagnose autism and discover adverse drug reactions.
An iPad app is helping a nonverbal 19-year-old make social connections and express her thoughts and needs as never before.
Vasopressin levels are low in the cerebrospinal fluid of less-social rhesus monkeys and in people with autism, the study found. The discovery suggests that it may be possible to design a lab test to identify autism in kids.
Inspired by family members to pursue a science career, Stanford's Karen Parker is working to better understand the biological basis of social functioning as related to autism.
One of the big challenges of raising a child with developmental disabilities is the struggle to predict the future: How much will the child be …
A new study, conducted by Stanford psychiatrist, neuroscientist and inventor Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, and colleagues and published in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that key features …