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Your latest update from Spectrum, the leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research.

    Shafali Jeste: Early autism meets its match

    Shafali Jeste: Early autism meets its match

    Shafali Jeste has spent the bulk of her scientific career searching for biological markers of autism. Her goal: to improve lives through early diagnosis and speedy testing of therapies.
    The post Shafali Jeste: Early autism meets its match appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 13 min
    Genetic effects stack up in some people with autism

    Genetic effects stack up in some people with autism

    Rare variants that alter the expression of genes in the brain contribute to autism in people who also have a rare autism-linked mutation, according to a new study.
    The post Genetic effects stack up in some people with autism appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 5 min
    Cognitive behavioral therapy may be only mildly effective for anxious, autistic children

    Cognitive behavioral therapy may be only mildly effective for anxious, autistic children

    Many autistic children rate the therapy as less effective at treating their anxiety than their parents and clinicians do.
    The post Cognitive behavioral therapy may be only mildly effective for anxious, autistic children appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 4 min
    Fragile X theory falters on amygdala test

    Fragile X theory falters on amygdala test

    Activating certain receptors in the amygdala — a treatment that runs counter to a leading theory of what causes the condition — can reverse some traits in rats.
    The post Fragile X theory falters on amygdala test appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 6 min
    Including immune cells in brain organoids improves model’s accuracy

    Including immune cells in brain organoids improves model’s accuracy

    Cortical organoids that contain non-neuronal brain cells called microglia may reflect human neurodevelopment more faithfully than those that don’t.
    The post Including immune cells in brain organoids improves model’s accuracy appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 4 min
    Sex bias emerges in new mouse model with autism-linked mutation

    Sex bias emerges in new mouse model with autism-linked mutation

    Compared with a previous mouse strain, a new model better reflects some of the difficulties that people with a rare autism-related syndrome experience, and may help identify biomarkers of the syndrome.
    The post Sex bias emerges in new mouse model with autism-linked mutation appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 6 min

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