An expanding arcade of video games takes aim at easing autism traits, from poor visual attention to problems with motor skills. But how useful — and fun — are these games, really?
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Male monkeys that avoid touching, grooming or playing with others have low brain levels of the hormone vasopressin.
Since the DSM-5’s debut, schoolchildren have gained stronger legal rights and better opportunities for accessing services; for adults, it’s a different story.
Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured a paper describing the rescue of social deficits in a SHANK3 mouse model.
The gene-editing tool CRISPR may cause thousands of off-target mutations, but critics say it’s way too soon to accuse it of infidelity.
Children with autism are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medications earlier and for longer periods than are their typical peers.
People on the spectrum often have subtle problems using language or making facial expressions. Pinpointing where those difficulties originate may help ease their social communication.
By the time Ann Marie Owen turned to marijuana to treat her pain, she was struggling to walk and talk. She also hallucinated.
A large dataset that catalogs the features of many brain conditions could transform the quest for biomarkers of autism.
A low dose of a drug used to treat lymphoma may ease social problems in some forms of autism.