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Patches of Cortical Layers Disrupted During Early Brain Development in Autism

March 26, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy.

Drug Treatment Corrects Autism Symptoms in Mouse Model

March 13, 2013

Autism results from abnormal cell communication. Testing a new theory, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have used a newly discovered function of an old drug to restore cell communications in a mouse model of autism, reversing symptoms of the devastating disorder.

Autism Early Detection Program Expands

September 10, 2014

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now estimated to impact one in every 68 children born in the United States. A new 5-year, $5.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks expand a program developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to…

How Prenatal Maternal Infections May Affect Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

March 21, 2017

…by MIA: the expression of multiple genes involved in autism are turned up or down by MIA, affecting key aspects of prenatal brain development that may increase risk for atypical development later in life.

Is CBD a Remedy for Autism? TBD.

April 26, 2018

…CBD a Remedy for Autism? TBD. Novel study, funded by largest gift of its type in U.S., will explore whether cannabis compound eases severe symptoms of autism Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of dozens of compounds found in the cannabis plant. But unlike its more notorious chemical cousin tetrahydrocannabinol or THC—the…

Brain Organoids Mimic Head Size Changes Associated with Type of Autism

August 25, 2021

Stem cell models derived from people with specific genomic variation recapitulate aspects of their autism spectrum disorder, providing a valuable model to study the condition and look for therapeutic interventions.

Genetic Changes that Cause Autism Are More Diverse Than Previously Thought

March 24, 2016

…mutations that contribute to autism are more diverse than previously thought, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the March 24 online issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics. The findings, they say, represent a significant advance in efforts to unravel the genetic basis…

Remembering Jim Simons

May 14, 2024

James “Jim” Simons, co-founder of the Simons Foundation, renowned mathematician and quantitative investing leader, died on May 10 in New York City. He was 86. The Simons Foundation has provided more than $142 million to UC San Diego.

Current Clinical Trial Assessing Potential of CBD in Treatment of Autism

July 14, 2020

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are recruiting eligible children between the ages of seven and fourteen years for a Phase III clinical trial to determine whether cannabidiol (CBD) reduces severe behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Diagnoses Prove Highly Stable as Early as 14 Months

April 29, 2019

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier treatment is feasible, report scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

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