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September 04, 2008

A study published today found that measles virus RNA was no more likely to be present in the bowel tissue of children with autism than that of typically developing children. Furthermore, GI symptom and autism onset were found to be unrelated to MMR vaccine timing. These findings refute an earlier report published in 1998 that indicated autism is associated with the measles virus vaccine.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
September 12, 2007


June 12, 2007 (San Diego, CA) - As a result of mapping the structure of the protein complex implicated in autism spectrum disorders, a research team led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has discovered how particular genetic mutations affect this complex and contribute to the developmental abnormalities found in children with autism.

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October 14, 2007


As we anticipate the start of a new year, Cure Autism Now celebrates the quickening of the pace of research into the causes, treatments and a cure for autism.

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Meeting Tackles the Role of the Immune System in Autism
August 23, 2009



On January 25 and 26, the first ever Autism and Immunology Workshop took place in Pasadena, Calif. on the campus of the California Institute of Technology. Organized by Cure Autism Now, and co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and a donation from


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July 23, 2008


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 responsible for such social difficulties in autism and found that inefficient pathways for transmitting information between certain brain regions are to blame. The study is available on the Web site of the journal Social Neuroscience.

Cure Autism Now, which has merged with Autism Speaks, contributed funding to this study.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research, Middle Eastern Families Yield Intriguing Clues to Autism
July 23, 2008

Autism Speaks has announced more than $4.5 million in grant awards for basic and clinical research dedicated to autism. The funded projects take a variety of approaches towards revealing the underlying biology and causes of autism.

"We are pleased to be funding such innovative and important work. The studies will range from applied research on new methods for clinical assessment to basic research on molecular genetics," noted Geri Dawson, Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks.

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Thirteen Research Projects Representing a Variety of Treatment Approaches Funded Over Next Three Years
June 25, 2008

As part of its commitment to establishing effective treatments for those affected by autism, Autism Speaks has announced more than $3.8 million in grant awards to investigate promising treatments over the next three years. Thirteen innovative grant proposals were selected, including six proposals from Autism Speaks' first review session devoted solely to studies of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches. This research will help parents make informed choices for their family members at a time when treatment options for autism are far from standardized.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
July 09, 2008

The Autism Tissue Program (ATP) is a brain tissue donor program sponsored by Autism Speaks that provides brain tissue to researchers worldwide. Three recently published papers relied on this precious resource to understand the impact of mitochondrial dysfunction in autism and the role of synapses in autism.

The first two reports were authored by ATP Principal Investigator Prof.

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November 06, 2008

Daniel Lightfoot, Ph.D., joined Autism Speaks this month to manage the activities of the Autism Tissue Program (ATP) – a parent-led brain tissue donation program dedicated to autism research. Dr.

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Autism Tissue Program Scientists Present Exciting Research Findings at the 2007 Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference
November 28, 2007

A few short years ago, research presentations on autism at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) were sparse.

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