Mu Yang spends her days watching mice and her evenings building muscle.
Conversations with experts about noteworthy topics in autism.
Mouse-model researcher Nicola Grissom snacks on chocolate-covered espresso beans and pops bubble wrap to stay focused.
Genes linked to autism are critical to the development of star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, suggesting a key role for the cells in the condition.
Sally Ozonoff is looking for early signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in videos of hundreds of younger siblings of children with autism.
Autism researchers need no longer worry that their basic research will become entangled in the red tape associated with clinical trials.
Scanning the brains of a single individual over months to years may illuminate daily fluctuations in activity relevant to conditions such as autism, says Russell Poldrack.
Asking people with autism and their families about the challenges they face could help researchers test treatments for the condition.
Adults who have autism speak with unusual emphases and tone, but their speech still conveys the intended emotions.
Honey bees that fail certain social tests have genetic profiles similar to those of people with autism.