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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: clinical trials

June 2018

Mutations in autism gene may trigger milder effects than does its loss

by  /  20 June 2018

People with mutations in SHANK3 have milder features than do those missing a chunk of DNA that includes the gene.

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April 2018
Week of AprilApr
16th
2018

Randomized trial repository; Beijing brain center; global science march and more

by  /  20 April 2018

Scientists release a list of all randomized controlled trials of autism treatments, China establishes a brain center for an ambitious new project, and people around the world march for science again.

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March 2018
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Statistical errors may taint as many as half of mouse studies

by  /  15 March 2018

Neuroscientists are sounding the alarm about ‘pseudoreplication,’ a widespread practice that studs the literature with false results.

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Week of MarchMar
5th
2018

Reproductive choice; controversial behavior; twice-exceptional struggle and more

by  /  9 March 2018

A woman with autism had to fight for her sterilization surgery, a mother’s tactics with her son on the spectrum generate controversy, and gifted students with autism have unique struggles.

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Flurry of studies hint at folic acid’s protective role in autism

by  /  5 March 2018

Folic acid, a B vitamin, may lower autism risk and ease features of the condition.

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February 2018
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Optimism, confusion greet federal fast track for autism drug

by  /  12 February 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a rare ‘breakthrough therapy’ designation for a drug that may ease some features of autism.

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Webinar: Will Spooren describes European effort to find biomarkers for autism

 /  28 March 2018

Watch the complete replay of Will Spooren discussing an European effort to find biomarkers for autism.

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Games plus group therapy may help adults with autism find jobs

by  /  7 February 2018

Adults with autism who undergo a therapy designed to bolster social learning show cognitive benefits that may increase their chances of employment.

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U.S. agency backtracks on broad interpretation of ‘clinical trial’

by  /  6 February 2018

Autism researchers need no longer worry that their basic research will become entangled in the red tape associated with clinical trials.

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Week of JanuaryJan
29th
2018

Prenatal microbiome; standing by stereotypes; Common Rule delay and more

by  /  2 February 2018

Microbiologists debate the existence of bacteria in the womb, yet another movie relies on stereotypes to portray a person with autism, and the U.S. federal government delays implementation of the Common Rule for clinical research.

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