We waded through the sea of autism studies published in 2017 and spotted several themes.
A pruning protein reshapes neurons, culture should be a consideration in trials of autism treatments, and another U.S. state adds autism to the list of indications for medical cannabis.
In people with fragile X syndrome, autism is often accompanied by seizures, trouble falling or staying asleep and anxiety.
Four large studies published since May arrive at various conclusions about whether exposure to antidepressants in the womb ups autism risk.
A cannabis gel may ease features of fragile X syndrome, omega fatty acids show promise for autism in two trials, and oxytocin reinforces social behaviors through the brain’s reward pathway.
To effectively screen for suicidality in people with autism, we need to learn how to ask questions that lead to real answers.
Researchers in Oregon edit human embryos, prenatal antidepressants may play a role in autism risk, and gut microbiota are associated with early cognition.
Watch the complete replay of Julie Lounds Taylor discussing the transition to adulthood in autism.
Not all individuals with autism show signs of falling off a social cliff after high school; those who participated in organized sports and clubs fare the best.
Many adults with autism receive fragmented healthcare. Specialized clinics and personalized ‘tool kits’ are filling in the gaps.