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March 25, 2024

Community Shares | March 25th 2024

A new article has explored how arginine vasopressin (AVP) could be a potential treatment for ASD and bipolar disorder. The authors discuss AVP’s role in the body and suggest that a lack of AVP in the brain might lead to social difficulties and fluid imbalances in some people with ASD. They also highlight that it […]

March 25, 2024

GTF21 Gene Variations Could Be the Difference Between Having a “Cocktail Party Personality” and Struggling Socially

Recent Findings from a Stem Cell Study Could Lead to New Autism Treatments Researchers at the Sanford Stem Cell Institute, University of California San Diego, have gained insights into the social behaviors linked with Williams syndrome and its opposite genetic condition, 7q11.23 duplication syndrome, which may have implications for individuals with autism. Williams syndrome, characterized […]

March 25, 2024

IV Ketamine Infusions Reduced Anger Outbursts, Anxiety, Suicidality and Depression in Adult with ASD

Case Study Explores Ketamine’s Potential in Improving Quality of Life of Those with Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder A recent case study conducted at the University of Florida tracked the progress of a 29-year-old man diagnosed with bipolar disorder, type 2 diabetes, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who exhibited mood swings, suicidal ideation, […]

March 18, 2024

Community Shares | March 18th 2024

The recently published 2019-2020 IACC Autism Research Portfolio Analysis Report is now available. The document represents the ninth comprehensive overview of U.S. autism research funding, highlighting the contributions of federal and private funders to the autism research landscape. The report shows that while federal agencies continue to dominate funding, new funders have enhanced the breadth […]

March 18, 2024

Adults with Autism Demonstrate Heightened Generosity towards Strangers

Increased Generosity Correlated with More Significant Challenges in Social Interaction, Communication, and Attention Switching A recent German study suggests that adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) exhibit greater generosity towards unfamiliar individuals compared to their neurotypical counterparts. The authors analyzed into the concept of “social discounting,” where individuals are typically less generous to those socially […]

March 18, 2024

Children Displaying ASD and Neurodevelopmental Regression Demonstrate Distinct Mitochondrial Physiology

Identifying Vulnerable Children Early to Safeguard Mitochondrial Function Could Reduce the Risk of Regression A team of researchers, including Dr. Richard Frye, has investigated mitochondrial physiology in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurodevelopmental regression (NDR), comparing them to those with ASD but without NDR (ASD-NoNDR) and typically developing (TD) siblings. By utilizing peripheral […]

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