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Animal study may show how experimental treatment “flips a switch” in brain; Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer urges caution
February 06, 2014

French researchers have used a rodent study to show how their experimental treatment for autism – the potent diuretic bumetanide – may flip a biochemical switch in the brain. Their report appears today in Science.

New review of autism interventions identifies 27 with solid scientific evidence of benefits; up from 24 in 2008
January 30, 2014

A review of more than 29,000 studies identified 27 autism therapies as worthy to be called "evidence-based." This is up from 24 autism therapies that the authors identified as solidly backed by research in their first review, published in 2008.

Autism journal podcast features discussion of women and ASD with researcher Judith Gould and self-advocate Robyn Stewart
January 28, 2014


In this month’s “Autism Matters” podcast, autism researcher Judith Gould and autism self-advocate and author Robyn Steward discuss issues surrounding women with autism, from current research to safety issues, as well as potential differences between men and women on the spectrum.

Study suggests video gaming and in-room electronic media can significantly worsen sleep problems in boys with autism
November 19, 2013

A new study, published online in Pediatrics, suggests that prolonged video-game use as well as TVs and computers in the bedroom can contribute to significant sleep problems in boys with autism.