Girls with autism tend to start puberty earlier than their peers do, which may intensify their social difficulties and put them at an increased risk for bullying and mental health conditions such as depression.
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
A gene therapy for Angelman syndrome stands at the forefront of efforts to treat autism-linked conditions that stem from single genes.
Being bullied puts adolescents with autism at increased risk of suicide. Identifying and preventing bullying may help prevent suicides.
A new treatment curbs deadly seizures in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy.
Plugging a leaky mitochondrial membrane may help fragile X neurons to mature and function more efficiently.
Interviews with autistic people reveal that many miss their friends and opportunities for social connection, in stark contrast to orthodox views that they have little social motivation and prefer a life of self-isolation.
Contrary to previous results, the blood pressure drug did not uniformly improve autism traits in a new clinical trial.
An experimental drug silences a DNA segment and seems to prevent seizures and death in a condition related to autism.
A growing number of studies are revealing circuits that may underlie social challenges in autism — and how to fine-tune them.