Science

Science Ambassador Program Launches at Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the launch of the new Science Ambassador Program. The program is volunteer-based, offering individuals interested in advancing the science mission of Autism Speaks an opportunity to work directly with the scien... More...

Cure Autism Now Science Director Published in "Nature"

Cure Autism Now congratulates our science director, Sophia Colamarino, Ph.D., on the publication of a research study, for which she was co-first author, in the current edition of "Nature," a weekly int... More...

Latest Research

Funding autism research is a primary goal of Autism Speaks. While ten years ago there were only a han... More...

Scientists Discover Biological Basis for Autism

A team of brain scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have made a groundbreaking discovery into the biological basis for autism, a mysterious brain disorder that impairs verba... More...

Quest Diagnostics Foundation Grant Will Help Fund Brain Development Initiative

Cure Autism Now gratefully acknowledges Laura May and the Quest Diagnostics Foundation for their support of CAN's science programs. Laura, a Chicago Chapter member and employee of Quest Diagnostics, has helped s... More...

Rare Genetic Disorder Gives Clues to Autism, Epilepsy, Mental Retardation

A rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is yielding insight into a possible cause of some neurodevelopmental disorders: structural abnormalities in neurons, or brain cells. Researchers in the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center ... More...

Autism Consortium Sponsors Two Studies Published in February's

Two important studies – both receiving support from the Autism Consortium – have been published in this month's issue of the ... More...

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