Oxytocin therapies have failed to consistently benefit autistic people, but their effects in people with two autism-linked conditions may yield new insights, experts argue.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: Prader-Willi syndrome
These short reports from Spectrum journalists highlight some of the autism-related findings that caught our attention at the meeting this past week.
As treatments for some autism-linked genetic conditions inch closer to the clinic, researchers are talking more urgently about screening all newborns for such conditions.
When autism researcher Clare Harrop tried to recruit survey participants over social media, she received hundreds of fraudulent responses. But there are ways researchers can protect themselves from similar experiences.
Mice missing a copy of MAGEL2 have trouble discerning between a familiar mouse and an unfamiliar one; treating them with the social hormone vasopressin reverses this deficit.
An auditory therapy may improve autistic people’s emotional control and help them feel safe enough to engage with the world.