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

    Silencing ‘poison exon’ eliminates deadly seizures in mice

    Silencing ‘poison exon’ eliminates deadly seizures in mice

    A new treatment curbs deadly seizures in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy.
    The post Silencing ‘poison exon’ eliminates deadly seizures in mice appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 5 min
    The perils of suggesting famous historical figures had autism

    The perils of suggesting famous historical figures had autism

    Looking for signs of autism in characters from history and literature can offer insight into society’s changing perceptions through time — but it can also increase the risk of stigma against people with the condition.
    The post The perils of suggesting famous historical figures had autism appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 6 min
    Gender and sexuality in autism, explained

    Gender and sexuality in autism, explained

    Gender and sexuality appear to be more varied among autistic people than among neurotypical people. What do scientists know about the connection?
    The post Gender and sexuality in autism, explained appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 8 min
    Cannabis and autism, explained

    Cannabis and autism, explained

    Autistic people and their families are increasingly experimenting with marijuana to try to ease problems such as insomnia, epilepsy and chronic pain — and traits of autism. But there is little evidence for its safety or effectiveness.
    The post Cannabis and autism, explained appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 9 min
    We need better strategies to support autistic people as the COVID-19 crisis continues

    We need better strategies to support autistic people as the COVID-19 crisis continues

    Interviews with autistic people reveal that many miss their friends and opportunities for social connection, in stark contrast to orthodox views that they have little social motivation and prefer a life of self-isolation.
    The post We need better strategies to support autistic people as the COVID-19 crisis continues appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 6 min
    Bumetanide may benefit only a subset of autistic children

    Bumetanide may benefit only a subset of autistic children

    Contrary to previous results, the blood pressure drug did not uniformly improve autism traits in a new clinical trial.
    The post Bumetanide may benefit only a subset of autistic children appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

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