Top Ten 2011

Top Ten Autism Research Achievements of 2011

The young but burgeoning field of autism research continued its exponential rate of discovery i... More...

Baby Siblings at Risk

Autism recurs in families more often than previously thought; underscores importance of early

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De Novo Genetic Changes Provide New Clues for Autism

Four studies show spontaneous mutations in DNA may contribute substantially to autism occurrence

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Different Forms of Autism Share Striking Brain Similarities

Atypical patterns of brain gene expression appear to be shared by those across the autism spectrum

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Prenatal Vitamins Before and After Conception May Decrease Autism Risk

Study bolsters idea that low folic acid may increase risk in those with genetic vulnerabilities

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Gene Knockout Mouse May Offer Leap Forward in Autism Animal Models

New mouse model exhibits all core autism traits; may offer advantages for testing helpful medicines

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Tweaking Electrical Activity in the Brain Impairs and Restores Mouse Social Behaviors

Researchers pioneer technique to test how changes in brain activity may produce autism symptoms

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More Evidence Linking Immune System to Some Forms of Autism

Children with regressive forms of autism show greatest signs of ongoing inflammation

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It’s More than Just Genes

Early environment shared by twins contributes to autism risk

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Earlier Autism Screening Shows Promise

Brief parent questionnaire enables pediatricians to screen for autism at one-year well-baby check up

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