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A Message from Cure Autism Now Scientific Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Pat Levitt

On behalf of the Scientific Advisory Board I would like to extend my thanks to the supporters of Cure Autism Now. Research efforts supported by Cure Autism Now extend across the many sub-disciplines of neuroscie... More...

Genetically Altered Mice May Provide Animal Model for Autism

A team of researchers at the University of Texas' Southwestern Medical Center has genetically engineered mice with a genetic mutation that has been found in some people with autism. These mice may offer research... More...

Using the AGRE Resource, Study Finds Chromosome 16 Strongly Associated with Autism

Using the Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE), researchers from the Boston-based Autism Consortium reported in the January 9 issue of the New England ... More...

Study: Middle Eastern Families Yield Intriguing Clues to Autism

Researchers at Harvard University have discovered half a dozen new genes involved in autism that suggest the disorder strikes in a brain that can't properly form new connections. The scientists made the discovery by s... More...

Maternal Autoantibodies May Increase Autism Risk

A new study has found that women with certain antibodies in their blood may be at an increased risk for having children with autism. Researchers hypothesize that these antibodies may disrupt fetal brain development in utero by mistakenly ta... More...

Melatonin Shows Promise for Improving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism

Ask any parent of a child with autism how their child sleeps, and chances are they've struggled. And it's no wonder: 44 to 83% of children with autism have suffered from sleep problems, which include difficulty falling asleep, staying... More...

Maja Bucan, Ph.D., Named New Chair of the AGRE Steering Committee

Maja Bucan, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania and an Interim Director of the Penn Center for Bioinformatics. Dr. Bucan's research interests are in the area of ... More...

Journal Spotlights Autism Speaks-Funded Research

The January 2007 issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, dedicated to the “The Very Early Autism Phenotype,” includes 14 scientific manuscripts that describe ongoing research examining early signs of children later diag... More...

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