A drug that keeps neurons bathed in the chemical messenger serotonin prevents social abnormalities in a mouse model of dup15q syndrome.
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Girls with autism may have more difficulty making and executing plans, and taking care of themselves, than do boys with the condition.
A component of marijuana called cannabidiol eases seizures in children with Dravet syndrome.
A drug that alters the balance of two key chemical messengers in the brain may help treat autism, suggests a proof-of-principle study.
The United States is failing most of its half million school-age children with autism by not giving them a good education.
A small clinical trial shows that treatment with the hormone oxytocin improves social skills in some children with autism.
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.
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