Exposure to a dim light at night disrupts sleep and worsens repetitive behaviors and social difficulties in a mouse model of autism.
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Girls with autism may have more difficulty making and executing plans, and taking care of themselves, than do boys with the condition.
A component of marijuana called cannabidiol eases seizures in children with Dravet syndrome.
A drug that alters the balance of two key chemical messengers in the brain may help treat autism, suggests a proof-of-principle study.
The United States is failing most of its half million school-age children with autism by not giving them a good education.
A small clinical trial shows that treatment with the hormone oxytocin improves social skills in some children with autism.
RNA segments that control when and where genes are expressed may be involved in autism.
Watch the complete replay of the debate on the promise of ‘affinities’ in autism.