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Autism Speaks at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)

Public invited to live streaming of IMFAR press conference; daily news reports and blogs
May 01, 2013

Autism Speaks is pleased to be a continuing sponsor of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). This year’s annual meeting is being held in San Sebastian, Spain, May 2 – 4.

Beyond Autism Genes: Epigenetic Differences in Identical Twins

By studying identical twins who differ in autism traits, researchers find evidence of environmental influences on gene expression
April 23, 2013

 

A “Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013” Selection
See all the year’s “Top Ten” here.

 

 

Kids and Teens with Autism Vulnerable to Video Game Addiction

April 19, 2013

Parents and autism therapists have long noticed that many children and teens with autism become deeply engaged with video games and other forms of screen-based media. Indeed, many therapists and “app” makers design autism-friendly video games around this tendency.

Two new studies suggest that caution may be warranted.

See-Through Brain Tissue Promises to Advance Autism Research

April 15, 2013

Donation to Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program involved in visually stunning advancement in brain research

 

 

In a dramatic breakthrough, researchers have developed a method for rendering brain tissue transparent. They then used fluorescent chemicals to highlight three-dimensional networks of brain cells and fibers to study their connections.

Study Addresses ‘Too Many Too Soon?’ Vaccine Concerns

March 29, 2013

Today, the Journal of Pediatrics published the first major study to look specifically at a possible link between autism and increasing exposure to the immune-stimulating compounds in early childhood vaccines.

Ten Important Things We Know About Autism Today – That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago

March 29, 2013

 

Thanks to your support, research is advancing understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here are ten important things we’ve learned about autism since World Autism Awareness Day in 2012!

Autism Speaks Awards More Than $500,000 in New Research Grants

March 21, 2013

Ground-breaking projects include Trailblazer study on autoimmunity and autism and seven career-launching Weatherstone fellowships