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Spotlight on Faculty Research: Autism

April 17, 2012

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Autism Eric Courchesne Eric Courchesne is a professor in the Department of Neurosciences and the overall director and principle investigator of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence. He is also the director of the UCSD Autism Center’s MRI Project on early brain development in autism. Courchesne…

Autism Genes Activate During Fetal Brain Development

February 18, 2015

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that mutations that cause autism in children are connected to a pathway that regulates brain development.

UC San Diego Researchers Join Largest Autism Study Ever in United States

April 21, 2016

Autism experts at University of California San Diego Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) at the School of Medicine will be part of the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States – an effort to collect information and DNA from 50,000 individuals, ages 3 to 100, with the neurodevelopmental…

Autism Linked with Excess of Neurons in Prefrontal Cortex

November 8, 2011

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego Autism Center of Excellence shows that brain overgrowth in boys with autism involves an abnormal, excess number of neurons in areas of the brain associated with social, communication and cognitive development.

Clinical Trial Launched to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Autism Drug Treatment

June 10, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of an unprecedented drug therapy for autism.

Autism Center at UC San Diego Receives $1.5 Million Gift

April 14, 2021

The UC San Diego Autism Center for Excellence has received a $1.5 million gift from Kristin Farmer, founder and chief executive officer of ACES, a company that provides services to children with autism and their families, to support the work of Karen Pierce, co-director of the Autism Center.

Toddlers’ Attention to ‘Motherese’ Speech May Be Used to Diagnose Autism

February 8, 2023

Toddlers’ level of attention to “motherese” speech can be used as a biomarker for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). UC San Diego scientists developed a new eye-tracking test to measure it, which can accurately identify toddlers with a subtype of ASD.

Autism Rates Continue to Rise in California

March 23, 2023

Autism rates are on the rise in the United States, and especially in California. UC San Diego researchers link changing rates and demographics to increased early-detection.

Splice Variants Reveal Connections Among Autism Genes

April 11, 2014

…Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known. These interactions had not been detected earlier because they involve alternatively spliced forms of autism genes found in the brain.

Gene Expression Abnormalities in Autism Identified

March 22, 2012

…PhD, director of the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has, for the first time, identified in young autism patients genetic mechanisms involved in abnormal early brain development and overgrowth that occurs in the disorder. The findings suggest novel genetic and molecular…

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