Autism Speaks Archives
Nov. 16, 2017—Using sophisticated genome mining and gene manipulation techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have solved a mystery that could lead to a new treatment approach for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Mar. 3, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have relieved symptoms in a mouse model of Rett syndrome with a drug-like compound that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.
Dec. 18, 2014—Stephen Camarata, Ph.D., professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, has been honored by Autism Speaks, a national autism advocacy and research organization, for dedicated service.
Jan. 23, 2014—Colleen Niswender, Ph.D., research associate professor of Pharmacology, has received a three-year, $450,000 grant from the autism science and advocacy organization Autism Speaks to support studies investigating a possible new treatment for Rett syndrome.
Nov. 12, 2013—The iPad you use to check email, watch episodes of "Mad Men" and play Words with Friends may hold the key to enabling children with autism to express themselves through speech.
Mar. 20, 2012—A genetic variation that causes early disruptions in serotonin signaling in the brain may contribute to autism spectrum disorder and other enduring effects on behavior.
Feb. 27, 2012—A new resource developed by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center could improve sleep for children with autism.