Autism Tissue Program

Paternal Age and Autism Associated in Family-Based Sample

A recent article by Abraham Reichenberg and co-workers based on Israeli births in the 1980's reported a significant association between paternal age at birth and a child's risk for developing autism. The study reporte... More...

Study: Middle Eastern Families Yield Intriguing Clues to Autism

Researchers at Harvard University have discovered half a dozen new genes involved in autism that suggest the disorder strikes in a brain that can't properly form new connections. The scientists made the discovery by s... More...

Face Processing Area of Brain Shows Anatomical Differences in Autism

A new publication in the journal Brain describes a significant anatomical difference in the face processing area of brain donors with autism compared to non-affected donors.

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Autism Speaks Announces New Funding Initiative

Autism Speaks is proud to announce a new funding opportunity for researchers studying early intervention strategies for children at risk for developing autism. This new funding initiative reflects the mission of Autis... More...

Drug Reverses Mental Retardation in Mice

Researchers at UCLA have discovered that an FDA-approved drug reverses the brain dysfunction inflicted by a genetic disease called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Because half of TSC patients also suffer from autism, the findings offer new hope ... More...

Study: Social Struggles in Autism Due to Disrupted Communication Networks in Brain

People with autism often struggle to pick up social cues in determining another person's intentions in a social interaction. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University looked at the neural mechanisms that are responsib... More...

ATP Investigators Undertake Comprehensive Brain Tissue Analysis

The Autism Tissue Program (ATP) Tissue Advisory Board recently approved five exciting new projects, marking the most comprehensive study of brain tissue in autism research to date. These studies highlight the use of donated brain tissue to explore... More...

ATP Facilitates Study of Mitochondrial and Synaptic Dysfunction in Autism

The Autism Tissue Program (ATP) is a brain tissue d... More...

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