Research Articles

February 08, 2021

Psilocybin May Become a Future Autism Treatment

Psychedelics Show Promise for Treating Neuropsychiatric Disorders  Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic/psychedelic substance that works by activating serotonin receptors in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that affects mood, cognition, and perception. Recently, psychedelics have shown acceptable safety and efficacy in treating various neuropsychiatric disorders. They have also demonstrated sustained prosocial behavior and helped […]

February 08, 2021

Newly Licensed Drivers with Autism Have Better Driving Records Than Neurotypical Peers

However, Additional Road Training May Benefit Drivers with ASD  A new study has found that young drivers with autism have lower rates of moving violations, license suspensions and crash rates compared to their neurotypical peers. This research was produced by a collaboration between the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Center for […]

February 02, 2021

Surprising New Findings Surrounding the Role of Astrocytes in the Brain and Gut

Advances in the Study of Astrocytes Show Promise in Controlling Brain Inflammation and Treating Epilepsy Astrocytes are the most common cells found within the central nervous system (CNS). Even though these cells are abundant, astrocytes have long been poorly understood. Now, two recent studies are shedding more light on the function of astrocytes. These new […]

February 02, 2021

Suicide 3 Times More Prevalent for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Women on the Spectrum and Those with Additional Psychiatric Conditions Have an Even Higher Risk of Suicide New research generated from Denmark has discovered a shocking new statistic. People with autism have more than three times the rate of suicide and suicide attempt compared to the general population. The Danish research team’s study also reported […]

February 02, 2021

Machine Learning Recognizes Patterns of Maternal Autoantibodies Associated to Autism

New Technology Identified Biomarkers Linked with a Subtype of Autism with 100% Accuracy  An exciting new study from UC Davis’ MIND Institute has identified several patterns of maternal autoantibodies that are distinctly associated with autism. Through an artificial intelligence generated process called machine learning, the study’s authors investigated maternal autoantibody-related autism spectrum disorder (MAR ASD), […]

February 02, 2021

CDC Finds 1.2% of American Children Qualify as Intellectually Disabled

Nearly 40% of Children with Intellectual Disability also Have Autism The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new intellectual disability (ID) rate estimate for American children. By using the same data collection methodology as used by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network which determines autism prevalence, the CDC found […]

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