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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Daniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
February 18, 2015
In a new study, Daniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D., has shown that treating a strain of genetically mutant mice with oxytocin––the so-called “Love Hormone”––...
Ryan Yuen, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism & genomes
Ryan Yuen, Ph.D.
February 10, 2015
Researchers have been saying for many years that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a highly complex group of related conditions. A new study adds an important...
Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D.
November 17, 2014
A newly published study of autism sheds a glimmer of light on how some patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related illnesses may be diagnosed and...
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.
November 04, 2014
Two new studies of DNA sampled from people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)––the largest such studies ever––have provided the most vivid picture so far of...
Christelle Golzio, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Christelle Golzio, Ph.D.
October 28, 2014
A team of researchers that includes 2013 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Christelle Golzio, Ph.D., has identified the causal gene for a rare...

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