Few of the most popular early treatments for autism are supported by strong evidence, according to two new studies.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Some scientists say an immune condition called PANDAS affects as many as 1 in 200 children who have traits similar to those of autism. But many experts contest that figure — and even the condition’s very existence.
No diet is likely to treat autistic people on a large scale, but diets based on a genetic profile may bring big benefits to a few.
Two agency letters put California-based Liveyon on warning and alert the public to the risks associated with stem-cell based therapies for autism.
The drug popularly known as ecstasy may boost sociability through brain circuits distinct from that underlying its ‘high.’
A mix of two drugs eases hypersensitivity to noise in mice missing an autism gene — offering the promise of a similar treatment for autistic people.
Blocking one form of an enzyme implicated in autism eases unusual behaviors and seizures in mice missing a top autism gene.
After a decade of working with the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation, Geraldine Bliss has co-founded a new organization to develop therapies for the condition.
Special diets that eliminate certain foods or contain added supplements have minimal impact on autism traits, according to a review of 27 clinical trials.