Today, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced the appointment of Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring as a new public member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). The committee advises the government on federally funded autism research and related activities. It also provides a forum for public input on these issues.
Following a National Institutes of Health press conference at Neuroscience 2013, in San Diego, National Institute of Mental Health Director Tom Insel sat down with Autism Speaks to talk about the future of autism research, diagnosis and treatment.
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.