An experimental drug tamps down the expression of a gene duplicated in an autism-related condition and restores typical behavior in mice.
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
A single dose of cannabidiol, a component of marijuana, eases seizures and improves learning and sociability in mice with mutations in an autism gene called CDKL5.
Drug after drug has failed in clinical trials for fragile X syndrome. A new study provides an explanation — a decrease in the drugs’ effectiveness over time — and points to a new strategy that could circumvent this problem.
Advances in research and help from families have brought scientists to the brink of an effective therapy for Angelman syndrome.
Playing games designed to hone the ability to intuit others’ thoughts and feelings increases activity in regions of the social brain.
Injecting the gene-editing tool CRISPR into the brains of mice may reverse the effects of an autism mutation at any age.
An experimental drug silences a DNA segment and seems to prevent seizures and death in a condition related to autism.
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines yesterday upholding that central role of medications accompanied by behavioral therapy in ADHD treatment.
Experimental surgeries to prevent seizures may help scientists understand the link between autism and epilepsy.