New DNA ‘clock’ could help measure development in young children

Scientists have developed a molecular "clock" that could reshape how paediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, (Full Study) describes how the addition of…

What are the Differences Between Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Neurodevelopmental conditions is a name doctors and scientists give to differences from the expected brain and behaviour development during childhood.  There are many ways that brain development can be different. One of the most well known neurodevelopmental conditions is autism,…

Study Challenges Idea that Autism is Caused by an Overly Masculine Brain

Of the many proposed triggers for autism, one of the most controversial is the “extreme male brain” hypothesis. The idea posits that exposure to excess testosterone in the womb wires both men and women to have a hypermasculine view of…

Dyspraxia is more than just “clumsy child syndrome” – it can cause emotional distress and anxiety throughout life

Ring all the bells, that still can ring, this could well be a story typical of an XXY experience, albeit one without an additional diagnosis. Of note is how the article is extremely well researched with an abundance of additional…