A new brain implant pumps chemical signals directly into a target region to ease seizure-like activity in mice.
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Compounds that mimic a cancer drug restore expression of the key gene mutated in Angelman syndrome, a condition related to autism.
The active ingredient in the drug popularly known as ecstasy eases social anxiety in people with autism.
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.