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Alycia Halladay

Autism Speaks researchers participate in world’s largest conference on brain development; more than 200 presentations on autism studies
November 09, 2013

Neuroscience 2013, the world’s largest research conference on brain development and function, convened in San Diego today, with more than 30,000 attendees. As the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), this year’s conference will include more than 200 presentations on autism-related research.

Autism Speaks offers perspective on new report finding no increased autism risk associated with eating mercury-contaminated fish during pregnancy
July 24, 2013

A new study found no increased risk of autism associated with mothers eating large amounts of mercury-contaminated fish during pregnancy. The researchers tracked the development of children born to Seychelles Islanders, who tend to eat relatively large amounts mercury-contaminated fish. They looked for any link between autism behaviors in the children and mercury levels in the mothers. They found none.