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Autism Research

The Gaping Hole in the Field of Autism Research

Richard Bromfield, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Bromfield, Ph.D.

While recent strides in autism research are exciting and promise better outcomes for the child with autism, I would argue that the field continues to neglect a key aspect of these children: their internal, emotional lives.

Is Autism Really On The Rise?

Todd Drezner | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

Increased prevalence does not necessarily mean that there is more autism than there used to be. Instead, it may mean that we are looking for autism more than we used to.

Supporting Real Autism Science

Todd Drezner | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

The fight about Wakefield is a fight about the past. And that fight has actually hurt scientific research that could eventually help many autistic people. It's time to move on.

Learning To Embrace Autism

Todd Drezner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

My conclusions may surprise you, especially if you've grown used to hearing autism described as a soul-stealing prison that plunges families into unending misery.

Breakthrough Discovery On The Causes Of Autism

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

While we don't have all the answers, and more research is needed to identify and validate the causes and treatment of autism, there are new signs of hope.

The Lancet Retracts Dr. Andrew Wakefield's Article On The Autism/Vaccine Connection

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

What is clear is that a sloppy evaluation by a medical journal combined with research poorly done is being used to discredit those of us who believe that real research into the causes of autism must continue.

AUTISM GENES: Researchers Find First Common Link

Reuters | Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Researchers have found the first common genetic link to autism and said on Tuesday it could potentially account for 15 percent of the disease's cases....

Obama Budget Would Increase Autism Research Funding

Science | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Autism research will get a funding boost if U.S. President Barack Obama has his way. In his budget overview released yesterday, Obama requested $211 m...