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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

Direct Evidence that Autism Starts During Prenatal Development

Researchers find common pattern of disruption to prenatal brain development; propose that early intervention may help brain compensate
March 26, 2014

Update: Read our related Q&A with Autism Speaks neuroscientist Dan Smith here.

 

 

 

Study Provides New Clues to Oxytocin-Autism Connection

Oxytocin appears to partner with another vital brain chemical – serotonin – to make social contact rewarding
September 13, 2013

Stanford University researchers have shown that the so-called “love” hormone oxytocin is involved in a broader range of social interactions than previously thought.

Their new report in the journal Nature urges researchers to use the findings to open new doors in the search for autism treatments.