Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of age

It is well known that detecting autism as early as possible is critical for successful intervention

Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of ageNow, researchers have concluded that the disorder can be stably diagnosed from 14 months (1 year and 2 months) of age, providing an opportunity for medical advancement. A landmark event in the life of a toddler is their first birthday. This is the time when toddlers start learning to walk, talk, engage in joint social […]

Baby teeth could offer clues to detect autism and its causes

Scientists have created a new test which can identify whether a child has autism by looking at their baby teeth. The paper is centred around how children metabolize metals, which are critical to neurodevelopment in early life. An imbalance in this process has previously been linked with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Baby teeth could offer clues to detect autism and its causesA close examination of baby teeth is giving new insight into the roots of autism-and ways to spot it early. The research suggests that the way infants metabolise two nutrients-zinc and copper-may predict who will develop the condition. “We have identified cycles in nutrient metabolism that are apparently critical to healthy neurodevelopment, and are dysregulated […]