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Treatments

Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.

November 2017
News

Sleep problems in autism, explained

by  /  13 November 2017

Many people with autism have difficulty falling and staying asleep, but there may be ways to help them.

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News

Note to autism scientists: Control for z’s

by  /  13 November 2017

Differences in sleep and circadian rhythm may distort the results of autism studies.

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News

Fragile X behaviors may stem from gene’s loss in specific cells

by  /  13 November 2017

Deleting FMR1, the gene mutated in fragile X syndrome, in subsets of mouse neurons leads to distinct features of the condition.

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Drug improves gait in children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome

by  /  12 November 2017

A new measure of motor skills suggests that insulin-like growth factor 1 improves movement in people with Phelan-McDermid syndrome.

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News

Marijuana compound curbs seizures by pushing ‘brakes’ in brain

by  /  8 November 2017

A compound derived from marijuana may treat a severe form of epilepsy by dampening brain activity.

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News

Cells spun from baby teeth implicate astrocytes in autism

by  /  2 November 2017

In children with autism, star-shaped brain cells may release inflammatory molecules that harm neurons.

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News

Registry for autism-linked syndrome spurs new research

by  /  2 November 2017

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.

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Drug boosts social behavior in mice with deletion tied to autism

by  /  1 November 2017

A drug that has shown promise for treating fragile X syndrome may ease features of another condition associated with autism.

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October 2017
News

With popular autism therapy, some skills take time to learn

by  /  26 October 2017

The longer a child receives applied behavioral analysis, the greater her gains in language, daily living and other skills.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

College students with autism need support to succeed on campus

by ,  /  24 October 2017

Academic and social support can help students with autism thrive in institutions of higher education.

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