An electrical brain implant all but erased the obsessions that had consumed Becky Audette, years after her autism diagnosis. Could similar implants help other people with severe autism?
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Scientists’ desire for evidence-based medical inquiry runs headlong into an apparently immovable obstacle: the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
A new line of female mice may enable researchers to test gene-based therapies for Rett syndrome.
The United States has approved a compound derived from marijuana as a treatment for certain types of epilepsy. The ruling may spell good news for autism research.
Boosting the levels of the chemical messenger serotonin makes mice that model autism more social — and brings new hope to a shelved theory in autism.
A novel group intervention helps young adults with autism develop independent-living skills and access social support in times of stress.
A new method enables scientists to monitor the activity of key molecules involved in the growth and remodeling of connections in the brain.
New results implicate an enzyme called ERK in the consequences of missing a segment of chromosome 16.
In May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration guaranteed an experimental autism drug a speedy review for approval, but some scientists are skeptical of the drug’s potential.