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Treatments

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

July 2017
News

Dim light casts shadow on mouse sleep, behavior

by  /  28 July 2017

Exposure to a dim light at night disrupts sleep and worsens repetitive behaviors and social difficulties in a mouse model of autism.

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News

Girls on the spectrum may have problems with planning

by  /  27 July 2017

Girls with autism may have more difficulty making and executing plans, and taking care of themselves, than do boys with the condition.

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News

Cannabis compound quells seizures in severe epilepsy syndrome

by  /  26 July 2017

A component of marijuana called cannabidiol eases seizures in children with Dravet syndrome.

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News

Drug that shifts brain’s signaling balance could treat autism

by  /  20 July 2017

A drug that alters the balance of two key chemical messengers in the brain may help treat autism, suggests a proof-of-principle study.

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Features / Deep Dive

The social ties between autism and schizophrenia

by  /  12 July 2017

Autism and schizophrenia share a long and tangled history. Comparing the social features of the two conditions could lead to better treatments and a deeper understanding of each.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Why model autism programs are rare in public schools

by  /  11 July 2017

The United States is failing most of its half million school-age children with autism by not giving them a good education.

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News

Oxytocin spray boosts social skills in children with autism

by  /  10 July 2017

A small clinical trial shows that treatment with the hormone oxytocin improves social skills in some children with autism.

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News

Diabetes drug eases fragile X features in mice

by  /  3 July 2017

A drug used to treat type 2 diabetes reverses behavioral and brain abnormalities in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome.

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June 2017
News

Genome’s ‘dark’ side steps into spotlight of autism research

by  /  27 June 2017

RNA segments that control when and where genes are expressed may be involved in autism.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Roundtable: Experts debate promise of ‘affinities’ in autism

10 July 2017

Watch the complete replay of the debate on the promise of ‘affinities’ in autism.

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