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Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.

January 2018
Features / Deep Dive

Weighing up autism’s obesity crisis

by  /  24 January 2018

Autism’s underlying biology, associated behaviors and treatments can all put people on the spectrum at serious risk for obesity.

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Features / Deep Dive

France faces down its outdated notions about autism

by  /  10 January 2018

After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.

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Signs of autism emerge early in babies with related condition

by  /  1 January 2018

Infants who have neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition linked to autism, show motor difficulties and communication delays at 10 months of age.

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December 2017
Features / Special Reports / 2017: Year in review

Notable papers in autism research in 2017

22 December 2017

This year’s list of top papers highlights nuances in the genetics of autism and new leads on early treatment.

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Features / Special Reports / 2017: Year in review

Quotes of the year

22 December 2017

Our favorite quotes from articles we published this year cover James Bond, mean girls and scientific breakthroughs.

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Gene therapy success raises hopes for approach in Rett syndrome

by  /  20 December 2017

Success in a small clinical trial of spinal muscular atrophy suggests gene therapy might treat single-gene conditions related to autism.

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Study of cerebellum’s role in autism homes in on ‘social’ region

by  /  18 December 2017

New evidence from both people and mice points to a part of the cerebellum that helps process social information as being critical in autism.

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Opinion / Q&A

How family perspectives could improve clinical trials

by  /  12 December 2017

Asking people with autism and their families about the challenges they face could help researchers test treatments for the condition.

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November 2017
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Brian Scassellati explores robotics in autism research

29 November 2017

Watch the complete replay of Brian Scassellati discussing robotics for autism research.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Journal club: Exploring treatments for Rett syndrome

11 December 2017

Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured two papers that explore therapies for Rett syndrome.

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