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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

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. 

Autism Speaks Hosts Autism Science Conference

September 13, 2014

(NEW HAVEN, CT.) September 13, 2014 -  The New England Chapter of Autism Speaks, together with the the Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience at Yale, hosted an autism science conference. The meeting brought together scientists, parents, adults with autism and professionals who work with people with autism for a day of learning about autism science. 

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. 

More Evidence that Reducing Inflammation Could Ease Autism Symptoms

Building on Autism Speaks Trailblazer research, study points to mitochondria dysfunction as promising target for new medicines
June 17, 2014

A new study in mice lends support to a novel theory that autism symptoms may, in some cases, result from inflammation and cell distress signals.

Can Translational Neuroscience Deliver Effective Treatments for Autism?

IMFAR keynote speaker identifies barriers to delivering better treatments and how international collaboration can break the logjam
May 15, 2014

Neurodevelopmental psychiatrist Declan Murphy, of King’s College London, delivered the first keynote address of the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) today in Atlanta.

Autism and Prenatal Development

Autism Speaks neuroscientist Dan Smith answers questions about this week’s breakthrough report in the New England Journal of Medicine
March 28, 2014

Our recent news report “Direct Evidence that Autism Starts During Prenatal Development” continues to spark tremendous interest and discussion on both the story’s webpage and the Autism Speaks