7 October 2014Comments ( 4 )
It’s been 15 years since researchers published an epidemiological study with results so striking they sparked worldwide changes in food fortification. Geneticist Joseph Cubells is revisiting the results to determine whether folate decreases autism risk.
9 September 2014Comments ( 4 )
Neurologist Lawrence Reiter is growing neurons from the discarded teeth of children with neurological syndromes. Here he describes how dental pulp may help researchers find the genes and pathways that underlie autism symptoms.
26 August 2014Comments ( 1 )
Geneticist James Noonan explains how the complex function of CHD8, the leading candidate for autism risk, points to a way to unravel the mechanisms underlying autism.
1 July 2014Comments ( 0 )
Cell biologist Nicholas Katsanis explains why zebrafish have been key in studying a chromosomal region linked to autism.
12 June 2012Comments ( 3 )
Luca Santarelli, head of neuroscience at Roche, explains why he is optimistic that pharmaceutical companies can overcome the obstacles in autism drug development.
15 May 2012Comments ( 4 )
Child psychiatrist and epidemiologist Eric Fombonne digs through the latest report on the prevalence of autism, suggesting reasons for the apparent increase in the disorder’s rates.