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Easy to use devices could be helpful in autism screening
January 12, 2011

Children's early language development has always been a challenge to measure.

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Routine autism screening now recommended for all infants
September 21, 2009

After years of parents urging for earlier diagnosis and better treatments, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued two new clinical reports in October that will help pediatricians recognize autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) earlier and guide families to

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The largest genetics consortium to date,
September 21, 2009

Launched in 2004 by the National Alliance of Autism Research, the Autism Genome Project, or AGP, is the largest study ever conducted to find the genes associated with risk for developing autism.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
November 06, 2007

The brain circuitry that makes males different from females, especially in terms of behavior, is virtually unknown. Yet that circuitry might play a central role in autism because one of the few clues we have about autism is that it is four times more common in boys. Testing different hypotheses about what causes differences in the male vs. female brains is done much more simply and quickly using animal models. Previous research has mapped out the location, connections, and wiring of the entire nervous system of the C.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
October 10, 2007


AGRE, The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange, has collected clinical data and genetic material on over 600 families. Thanks to the many families who have participated, AGRE is now the largest collection of clinical data and DNA samples available to researchers throughout the world.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
August 21, 2008

The Clinical Trials Network has two new locations participating in the Study of Fluoxetine in Autism (SOFIA): the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida and the Clinical Research Center of New Jersey (CRCNJ) in Voorhees, New Jersey.

The goal of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a new formulation of the medication in reducing repetitive behaviors.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
March 08, 2009

Families affected by autism have struggled with a lack of coordinated medical care for their children and have often expressed frustration with physicians' lack of knowledge about the disorder.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
October 04, 2007


224 publications produced and nearly 40 million dollars in further funding secured as a result of CAN investments

Ten years ago there were few biologists who identified themselves as autism researchers, science was moving slowly, and autism was not attracting the resources it deserved. Frustrated and knowing that so much more could be done, parents bonded together and formed Cure Autism Now.

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Gene Important to Melatonin Synthesis is Mutated in Some Individuals with Autism
March 05, 2008



A team of scientists at the Pasteur Institute, led by Cure Autism Now funded researcher Thomas Bourgeron, has published a study in Molecular Psychiatry which identifies a new autism susceptibility gene, known as ASMT, which is involved in the production of melatonin from serotonin. The researchers studied a region shared by the X and Y chromosomes called the pseudoautosomal region 1 (PAR1).

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Autism Speaks, Get Involved, In the News, CAN Archive, 2006 Pilot Project and Young Investigator Grants
May 06, 2008

On April 22, more than 200 interested participants convened at the campus of Vanderbilt University to discuss the role of the environment in increasing autism risk as well as its impact on the diversity of behavioral and medical symptoms in autism. Presenters included researchers both at Vanderbilt University as well as outside experts in the fields of toxicology, epidemiology, psychology, and molecular biology.

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