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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Roche Translational Neuroscience Symposium

RTNS 2012

Better tools needed to assess clinical trials

by  /  14 May 2012
The past few years have seen an unprecedented number of clinical trials for experimental drugs to treat autism-related disorders, most notably for fragile X syndrome. But as the trials progress, scientists are calling for better methods to measure the drugs’ effectiveness.
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Trials and tribulations

by  /  11 May 2012
Clinical trials for fragile X drugs should include a behavioral therapy component, says a parent of a child with the disorder.
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Compensatory mechanisms

by  /  8 May 2012
Identifying genetic and other factors that protect children at risk of autism from developing the disorder could provide new avenues for treatment.
May 2012
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Debate over quality of adult-derived stem cells rages on

by  /  7 May 2012

As the use of induced pluripotent stem cells grows, researchers are searching for ways to make them behave more predictably. 

RTNS 2012

Complex case

by  /  4 May 2012

Multiple levels of complexity make it challenging to develop drugs to treat autism.