In a small placebo-controlled trial, sulforaphane supplements eased autism symptoms in nearly half of those treated
(Sept 22, 2014) A new study suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help objectively identify severity and subtypes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The authors express hope that their simple test might also help diagnose autism earlier.
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.
In today’s online edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), science writer M.J. Friedrich interviews several leading researchers studying inflammation’s role in the development of brain disorders and psychiatric illnesses.
Neuroscientists at Japan’s RIKEN Brain Science Institute report evidence that problems in the brain’s fatty acid transport system cause or contribute to autism in some individuals.