Study: Firstborn children at greater risk of autism

Although older parents are more likely to have a child with autism, children with older siblings are less likely to be diagnosed with the disorder, according to a study from University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers involving more than 1,200 autism cases. Lead researcher Maureen Durkin, an epidemiologist, says a woman's first child can be more vulnerable to toxins built up in the mother's body or less likely to develop normal childhood infections that trigger important autoimmune responses.

View Full Article in:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Senior Researcher (8194)
American Institute for Researcher
Washington, DC
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Technical Assistance Consultant (8336)
Chicago, IL
Director of Professional Services
Engaging Schools, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Principal at Timberland Charter Academy
Timberland Charter Academy
Muskegon, MI