The latest study to show that autistic children tend to be overweight suggests that the risk is greatest for those at the severe end of the spectrum.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
The first monkey with a mutation in SHANK3, a top autism gene, is nearly 3; it spends its days circling its cage rather than interacting with other monkeys.
Robots may one day help therapists analyze behaviors and devise personalized sessions for autistic children.
A team of researchers is trialing a fast approach to autism drug development: simultaneously testing candidates in people and in mice.
Administering a cholesterol drug alongside an antibiotic eases atypical behavior and restores the signaling balance in the brains of people with fragile X syndrome.
Modified stem cells show promise for delivering gene-based therapies to individuals with Angelman syndrome.
Applying sound waves to a mouse’s brain provides a safe way to push molecular probes into the brain to manipulate activity there.
Children with autism tend to have low levels of the hormone vasopressin in their brain, according to the largest study yet to look at the levels.
A new protocol enables researchers to rigorously test drugs for Angelman syndrome in mice.