UC Riverside autism research

What makes kids with autism less social than their peers?

New research suggests that at least two factors are at play.

UC San Diego autism trial

Century-old drug could provide new approach to autism

A single dose produced groundbreaking improvements in language and social behavior, giving hope to families.

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Study: Infants recognize surprise in others before age 2

New research shows children's understanding begins in half the time previously thought.

UCSF neuron autism

Autism researchers discover genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

A newly-identified protein defect leads to either epilepsy in infancy or autism.

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A pregnant woman’s immune response could lead to brain disorders in her kids

New studies cast light on a process that may trigger autism, schizophrenia, and more.

UC study autism

UC researchers join largest autism study ever in U.S.

Effort seeks to analyze DNA from 50,000 people with autism and their families.

UC Davis autism cancer

Cancer gene twice as likely to be defective in children with autism

A tumor suppressor is found missing in many autistic children and their fathers by UC Davis researchers.

Five early signs of autism

Five early signs of autism

Getting a diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder as early as possible is important for early intervention, UCLA professor Connie Kasari says

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Biomarker for autism may aid diagnostics

Fragile X syndrome, other genetic types of autism are flagged; study also points to potential new drug discoveries.

Autism's costs estimated to be $500 billion, potentially $1 trillion, by 2025

UC Davis health economists have for the first time projected costs of caring for all people with the disorder.

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