Science

The secrets of serotonin

by Guest blogger, Efrain Azmitia, Ph.D., Professor of Biology at New York University   Fifty years ago, researcher... More...

California Autism Twin Study Suggests Prenatal Risk Factors

Posted by Clara Lajonchere, PhD, vice president of clinical programs, Autism Speaks  

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The Womb as Environment

It’s not just genes.

The results of the largest autism twin study ever performed suggest that environmental influences during pregnancy may significantly increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among twins. This contrasts... More...

Study Finds Pregnancy and Birth Environment May Affect Development of Autism in Twins

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 4, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, joined in announcing significant findings from the largest known study of twins with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This work... More...

Weatherstone Fellowship Research is Published as Autism Speaks Announces the 2011 Class of Weatherstone Fellows

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 30, 2011) – Autism Speaks Weatherstone Pre-Doctoral Fellows M. Ali Bangash, a 2009 fellow, and Mehreen Kouser, a 2010 fellow, recently published new findings in the journal Cell that shed light on the biology of... More...

Autism Speaks and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation Join HP’s “Hacking Autism” Initiative to Develop New Technology Tools for People with Autism

New York, N.Y. (June 30, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism have joined HP’s “... More...

Special International Autism Epidemiology Project

Through interactions with the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the NIH that addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs, Autism Speaks became aware of a developmen... More...

Screen All Children for Autism

By Geri Dawson, Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks  

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The next step toward treatment for the core symptoms of autism

by Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks, Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.  

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ATN welcomes families as advisors

This is by Staff blogger Rick Kolan, Program Officer with the Autism Treatment Network at Autism Speaks.   Organizations strive to please those they serve, often saying that “the customer is always right.” Str... More...

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