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Medications may play role in doubling obesity rate among teens with autism; associated health problems highlight need for expert help
March 10, 2014

Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have documented high rates of obesity among adolescents with developmental disabilities. The highest rate – around 32 percent – was among those with autism.

Investigators urge close monitoring and early intervention for developmental issues among infant siblings of children with autism
March 10, 2014


Researchers in Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium report that they can detect developmental problems at 12 months in nearly half of children who have an older brother or sister with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism Speaks and Google share vision of using innovation and technology to achieve the miraculous
March 05, 2014

 

 

John Lyman, head of partnerships for Google for Entrepreneurs, delivered the Day 1 keynote address at Autism Speaks 2014 Autism Investment Conference, in San Francisco, March 4. "Let me describe how Google thinks about new services and products," he said....

Large study provides further evidence that more-severe genetic mutations required for a girl to develop autism than for a boy
February 27, 2014


A large new study adds evidence to the idea that something protects the developing female brain from neurodevelopmental disorders including autism. This "female protective model" proposes that more extreme genetic mutations are required for a girl to develop autism than for a boy.

Janssen R&D taps Autism Speaks expertise to develop award-winning platform for optimizing development of autism medicines and care
February 24, 2014

This weekend, the Microsoft Health Users Group (Microsoft HUG) awarded Janssen Research & Development its Innovation Award for the company’s Autism Knowledge Engine. Autism Speaks provided scientific guidance in developing the platform.