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Broccoli-Sprout Extract Shows Promise for Easing Autism Symptoms

In a small placebo-controlled trial, sulforaphane supplements eased autism symptoms in nearly half of those treated
October 10, 2014

In a small placebo-controlled trial, sulforaphane supplements eased autism symptoms in nearly half of those treated

Experimental Diet Supplement Eases Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

Synthetic oil triheptanoin improves sociability, motor skills and cell function in a mouse model of Rett syndrome
October 08, 2014

Synthetic oil triheptanoin improves sociability, motor skills and cell function in a mouse model of Rett syndrome

New Podcast: Increasing Community Input in Autism Research

Free Autism journal podcast and study report on engaging the autism community to help set research priorities
October 02, 2014

Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice invites Autism Speaks families, researchers and supporters to hear a new installment in its monthly “Autism Matters Podcast Series.”

Language Delay Leaves Signature in Brains of Adults with Autism

Researchers propose that clear differences in brain anatomy may flag autism subtypes and guide personalized support and treatment
September 24, 2014

A new study suggests that a common characteristic of autism – language delay in early childhood – results in lasting differences in the brain. Understanding such differences may lead to the identification of autism subtypes and the development of more-personalized supports and treatments, the authors propose.