Archived | Autism Speaks: Scientists Gather to Discuss “Hormones of Emotion” | Circa 2006/2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Scientists Gather to Discuss "Hormones of Emotion"  Translational Medicine Meeting Convenes Top Researchers in Chemistry of Emotional Regulation Experts met last month to review recent discoveries on how the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin might regulate emotion and complex social behavior, in an Autism Speaks-sponsored gathering in Atlanta. Oxytocin and vasopressin are two peptide hormones found …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Multi-Center Research Team Discovers Genetic Link To Autism | Circa August 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Multi-Center Research Team Discovers Genetic Link to Autism In a multi-center study of 222 families in the United States, scientists have found a strong genetic link to autism on chromosome 7. The study, in which five large universities participated, was part of the National Institutes of Health Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism, or CPEA. …

Archived | Autism Speaks: New Genetics Discovery: Different genes may cause autism in boys and girls | Circa August 1, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

New Genetics Discovery  Researchers have found that different genes may be responsible for causing autism in boys than in girls. The findings also support the notion that multiple genes contribute to autism spectrum disorder.  The researchers on this project, Gerard Schellenberg of the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a research professor of medicine …

Archived | Autism Speaks: AGRE Hits Publication Milestone | July 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

AGRE Hits Publication Milestone The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) reached a milestone this week, as the 101st publication citing the AGRE database was published. The largest private collection of families with two or more children with autism, AGRE accelerates the pace of autism research by providing clinical and genetic information to qualified researchers. AGRE …