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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

Can Brainwave Test Improve Autism Diagnosis and Subtyping?

Study suggests that the brain activity of children affected by autism responds more slowly to sights and sounds; greater delays may predict autism severity
September 23, 2014

(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.

Studies Implicate Early Injury to Cerebellum as Major Cause of Autism

Injury to small brain region during pregnancy or birth may disrupt development of important cross wiring to other brain regions
September 09, 2014

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.

Small Study Shows Promise for Parent-led Autism Intervention for Babies

In pilot study, parents deliver “Infant Start” intervention for babies with signs of autism; symptoms significantly reduced by age 3
September 09, 2014

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.

Remote Coaching Helps Parents Deliver Autism Therapies

Study by Autism Speaks Weatherstone fellow demonstrates effectiveness of program to expand delivery of autism services via the Internet
August 05, 2014

 

Researchers Target Inflammation’s Role in Brain Disorders

Inflammation is the body’s vital infection-fighting response, but chronic inflammation can harm the brain as well as body
July 23, 2014

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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.

Study May ID One Potentially Treatable Cause of Autism

Findings implicate faulty transport of fatty acids in brain; suggest opportunity for developing treatment for one subtype of autism
July 16, 2014

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.