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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...

Study Finds Prenatal Ultrasound Is Not Associated With Higher Risk for Autism

A recent study funded in part by Autism Speaks and just published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders examined whether there is a relationship between autism and exposure to prenatal ultrasound scans. The investigators fo... More...

Cure Autism Now Foundation Endorses Proposition 71

The Cure Autism Now Foundation has strongly endorsed the California Stem Cell Research & Cures Initiative, a November state ballot measure that supports advanced stem cell research at California medical rese... More...

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