Progress in autism research at IMFAR 2009

IMFAR2From demonstrations of innovative technologies to a special sleep symposium to a keynote address about crucial neural pathways that may be disrupted—and potentially fixed—in autism, scientists from all areas of autism research shared their findings. Getting this input while research is in progress is crucial to producing the most reliable and relevant science about autism.

Read this article and daily updates of the meeting at Autism Speaks.

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Autism Speaks announces more than $4.5 million in newly funded basic and clinical grants

as_logoThe newly funded projects take novel approaches toward understanding autism, including studies of interactions between genes and the environment, studies of prenatal brain development, and developing techniques to better measure language comprehension in nonverbal individuals with autism.

Read this announcement at the Web site of Autism Speaks.