Autism and post-traumatic stress disorder share many traits, but the connection between them was largely overlooked until now.
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Compounds that mimic a cancer drug restore expression of the key gene mutated in Angelman syndrome, a condition related to autism.
The active ingredient in the drug popularly known as ecstasy eases social anxiety in people with autism.
Scientists’ desire for evidence-based medical inquiry runs headlong into an apparently immovable obstacle: the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
A new line of female mice may enable researchers to test gene-based therapies for Rett syndrome.
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.
Boosting the levels of the chemical messenger serotonin makes mice that model autism more social — and brings new hope to a shelved theory in autism.
A novel group intervention helps young adults with autism develop independent-living skills and access social support in times of stress.