Autism

Did you know that 1-in-68 children are diagnosed as ‘on the spectrum’ of ASD?

Autism, more commonly referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by clinicians and families, is a biological condition that limits a child’s ability to develop social relationships and communicate. As a result, children often have significant problems in learning and experience many behavioral difficulties. The condition is usually life-long, although overall outcome is improving.

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Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D., research expert on schizophrenia and autism
Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D.
July 15, 2014
Processes during brain development that can malfunction are believed to contribute to the onset of psychiatric illnesses, but identifying specific underlying...
Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on general mental illness
Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D.
July 14, 2014
A mutation in a gene called Syngap1 is known to disrupt early brain development, resulting in various severe cognitive and behavioral disabilities. Research...
Lynn K. Paul, Ph.D. - brain & behavior research expert on autism
Lynn K. Paul, Ph.D.
May 15, 2014
The corpus callosum transfers information between the left and right sides of the brain and consists of a band of 200 million or more neural fibers. In a rare...
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D., expert on autism research
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.
April 24, 2014
Two recipients of NARSAD Independent Investigator Grants report new research results suggesting a promising new approach to treat a serious neurological...
Yun Li, Ph.D., Expert Researcher on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Rett Syndrome
Yun Li, Ph.D.
January 06, 2014
With the support of a 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts have...

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