SfN19: Advances in autism research could pave way for early intervention and treatment

Written by Ebony Torrington (Future Science Group)

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, one in 59 children are affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the USA. Three studies presented at SfN Neuroscience 2019 (19–23 October 2019, Chicago, IL, USA) reveal advancements in autism research that could improve early intervention and treatment. “These studies offer significant new directions for the study of ASD and have the potential to expand our understanding of the complexities of the condition in the brain,” commented press conference moderator, Manny DiCicco-Bloom (Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ, USA). “Continuing to move...

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