NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee James C. McPartland, Ph.D. and colleagues at Yale University have conducted recent studies on Autism and the ability to process facial expressions. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders...
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Did you know that 1 in 88 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.
I recently wrote a book intended for the general public in which I examine the involvement of the immune system in autism, schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. The focus is on brain-immune crosstalk, exploring the...
Scientific Council Member Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD and colleagues have conducted key research revealing for the first time how alterations to gene expression in Autism Spectrum Disorders can come from changes other than...
A team including NARSAD Grantees at the Yale School of Medicine (Arie Kaffman, MD, PhD; Michael J. Meaney, PhD; and Ronald S. Duman, PhD) have discovered that insufficient neuron development in teens can contribute to...
Z. Josh Huang, Ph.D. and colleagues spent portions of the last five years developing a toolkit to identify and track a highly specific, vital group of brain cells that are linked to schizophrenia and autism. This is even...