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Baby Sibling Study Finds Strong Predictors of Autism at 18 Months

Study identifies behavior patterns that predict autism with near 80 percent certainty, flags opportunity for early intervention
October 15, 2014

Study identifies behavior patterns that predict autism with near 80 percent certainty, flags opportunity for early intervention 

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

Autism Speaks' Paul Wang Discusses Vaccine Safety in MSNBC Interview

Autism Speaks head of medical research addresses the recent flare up of concerns
October 09, 2014

Autism Speaks head of medical research addresses the recent flare up of concerns

(Oct 9, 2014) Today on MSNBC, Ronan Farrow interviewed developmental pediatrician Paul Wang, Autism Speaks’ head of medical research, on vaccine safety in the wake of a recent flare up of concerns that there is a link to autism. Dr. Wang explained misconceptions around the study that was associated with the controversy. 
 

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.

Taking Iron During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding May Lower Autism Risk

Study suggests women taking highest amounts have half the risk of those taking lowest; more study needed to confirm and assure safety
September 22, 2014

A new study suggests that high iron intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding reduces the risk of autism. The protective effect was clearest among mothers taking iron supplements from the second trimester of pregnancy through breastfeeding.

Studies Link Autism to Low Bone Density and Increased Fractures

September 17, 2014

(Sept. 17, 2014) Individuals with autism have higher than typical rates of bone fracture beginning in childhood and extending up to at least age 50, according to a large study by physician-researchers in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN).

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. 

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.