Individuals with autism have higher than typical rates of bone fracture beginning in childhood and extending up to at least age 50, according to a large study by physician-researchers in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN).
Thomson Reuters Research Analytics has rated EU-AIMS – the autism research program of the European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – as the initiative’s best-performing area. The rating is based on the number and quality of scientific papers coming out of the program.
A new review of research suggests that a small brain region largely known for coordinating movement could play the largest nongenetic role in autism’s development.
A team of Princeton neuroscientists present their idea – based on a new interpretation of extensive autism research – in the journal Neuron.
In a small pilot study, parents learned and delivered a treatment that significantly reduced autism symptoms in babies who had shown warning signs for the disorder.
The federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) invites the public to a workshop titled “Under-recognized Co-occurring Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder” on Sept. 23, 9 am to 5 pm ET. The meeting, which will be webcast, will take place at the National Institutes of Health, John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Adults with autism report starkly higher rates of sexual victimization than do other adults, and the risk appears to rise with lack of sexual knowledge, according to a new report.
In the newest round of funding for its Autism Treatment Network, Autism Speaks has selected 14 sites across U.S. and Canada. The selections include two new centers that will join the network in September 2014. (Full list below.)