neurodevelopmental disorders

Folic Acid May Mitigate Autism Risk from Pesticides

by University of California - Davis

In the study, children whose mothers took 800 or more micrograms of folic acid (the amount in most prenatal vitamins) had a significantly lower risk of developing autism spectrum disorder

Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two