An electrical brain implant all but erased the obsessions that had consumed Becky Audette, years after her autism diagnosis. Could similar implants help other people with severe autism?
The United States has approved a compound derived from marijuana as a treatment for certain types of epilepsy. The ruling may spell good news for autism research.
A technique called intracranial electroencephalography can reveal brain functions with great sensitivity and may ultimately unearth the underpinnings of autism.
Children who have a rare extra copy of one segment on chromosome 15 have better cognitive abilities and daily living skills than those with a duplication that forms an extra chromosome.
Over the past year, HNRNPU, a gene well known for its link to epilepsy, has emerged as a new autism candidate.
A huge new research collaboration may jump-start the race to develop therapies for autism.
Watch the complete replay of Orrin Devinsky discussing cannabis-based treatments for seizures.
About 10 percent of people with a large mutation in chromosome 22 have autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or intellectual disability.
Seizures early in life may render brain circuits incapable of supporting learning during critical developmental periods.