Differences in sleep and circadian rhythm may distort the results of autism studies.
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Deleting FMR1, the gene mutated in fragile X syndrome, in subsets of mouse neurons leads to distinct features of the condition.
A new measure of motor skills suggests that insulin-like growth factor 1 improves movement in people with Phelan-McDermid syndrome.
A compound derived from marijuana may treat a severe form of epilepsy by dampening brain activity.
In children with autism, star-shaped brain cells may release inflammatory molecules that harm neurons.
Nine U.S. clinics are pooling their data to create a registry of people who have an extra copy of a region on chromosome 15 called 15q11-13, a genetic abnormality often found in people with autism.
A drug that has shown promise for treating fragile X syndrome may ease features of another condition associated with autism.
The longer a child receives applied behavioral analysis, the greater her gains in language, daily living and other skills.
Academic and social support can help students with autism thrive in institutions of higher education.
Children with ‘severe autism’ are the most in need of help, yet the most overlooked in research. A new initiative is making them the primary focus.
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