featured

Use this feature to promote an article to the front page.

SFARI Guest blog by ASF President Alison Singer: The Case for Brain Donation

Source: 
SFARI Blog
Date Published: 
June 26, 2012
Abstract: 

ASF President Alison Singer shares the importance of brain tissue donation on the SFARI blog.

Brain Banks for Autism Face Dearth

Source: 
New York Times
Date Published: 
June 26, 2012
Abstract: 

ASF President Alison Singer and Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Eric London discuss the importance of post-mortem brain tissue for advancing autism research.

Vanderbilt University Researchers Examine Oxytocin and Serotonin Systems as Biomarkers for Autism

Source: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22721594.1
Date Published: 
May 26, 2012
Abstract: 

Vanderbilt University researchers examine oxytocin and serotonin systems as biomarkers for autism spectrum disorders.

Review from Yale Examines the Role of Biological Motion Processing in Autism

Source: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22682727.1
Date Published: 
May 27, 2011
Abstract: 

Review from Yale examines the role of biological motion processing in autism.

UCLA Study Uncovers New Tools for Targeting Genes Linked to Autism

Source: 
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/uoc--usu061912.php
Date Published: 
June 21, 2012
Abstract: 

UCLA researchers compare the genes of children with autism and their typically-developing siblings to better understand the role of gene expression in the development of autism.

Researchers at MIT Use Zebrafish to Better Understand the Genetics of Autism

Source: 
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120619103618.htm
Date Published: 
June 19, 2012
Abstract: 

Researchers at MIT use zebrafish to better understand the genetics of autism.

Roche and Seaside Therapeutics Enter Alliance to Develop Pharmacological Treatments for Autism

Source: 
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/roche-seaside-to-research-autism-treatments-2012-06-19?reflink=MW_news_stmp
Date Published: 
June 19, 2012
Abstract: 

Roche and Seaside Therapeutics have entered an alliance to develop pharmacological treatments for autism spectrum disorders and Fragile X Syndrome.

Researchers at UCLA Found that Social Skills Interventions in Teens with Autism Resulted in Significant Long-Term Improvements

Source: 
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/246528.php
Date Published: 
June 14, 2012
Abstract: 

Researchers at UCLA found that social skills interventions in teens with autism resulted in significant long-term improvements.

Study from Children's Hospital Boston Finds Atypical Processing of Emotional Faces in ASD

Source: 
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Date Published: 
June 2012
Abstract: 

New study using eye-tracking and event-related potentials from Children's Hospital Boston found that individuals with ASD showed atypical emotional face processing and reduced brain activation in response to emotions.

Freezer Failure at Brain Bank Severely Damaged One-Third of Largest Collection of Autism Brain Samples

Source: 
http://articles.boston.com/2012-06-11/news/32177708_1_brain-bank-autism-research-freezer
Date Published: 
June 11, 2012
Abstract: 

A freezer malfunction at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital has severely damaged one-third of the world’s largest collection of autism brain samples, potentially setting back research on the disorder by years, scientists say.