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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.

$3.8 Million NIMH MERIT Award Supports Research on Innovative Diagnostic Tool for ASD

August 25, 2023

Karen Pierce, PhD, has received a five-year, $3.8 million Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) that will fund research to develop an eye tracking-based screening tool for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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.

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.

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…

Embryonic Brain Overgrowth Dictates Autism Severity, New Research Suggests

June 17, 2024

Researchers at UC San Diego found an unusually large brain may be the first sign of autism and visible as early as the first trimester.

Study Finds Neglected Mutations May Play Important Role in Autism Spectrum Disorder

January 13, 2021

Mutations that occur in certain DNA regions, called tandem repeats, may play a significant role in autism spectrum disorders, according to research led by Melissa Gymrek, assistant professor in the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering and School of Medicine.

Predicting Autism Risk May Begin with a Drop of Blood

February 13, 2020

Predicting Autism Risk May Begin with a Drop of Blood New research study will analyze dried blood spots recorded from California newborns in hope of improving ability to predict autism risk Within days of birth, a few drops of blood are collected from every newborn in California—and across the United…

Mouse Model Yields Possible Treatment for Autism-Like Symptoms in Rare Disease

March 16, 2016

…behavioral issues consistent with autism spectrum disorders. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators developed a mouse model of the disease that also exhibits autism-like social behaviors and used it to unravel the molecular mechanism that connects the genetic defects inherited in Jacobsen syndrome to…

Century-Old Drug Reverses Autism-like Symptoms in Fragile X Mouse Model

January 15, 2015

…century to treat trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, reversed environmental autism-like symptoms in mice. Now, a new study published in this week’s online issue of Molecular Autism, suggests that a genetic form of autism-like symptoms in mice are also corrected with the drug, even when treatment was started in young adult…

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