Autism

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Published: 5Nov2018

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as...

New Insight Into How Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

Published: 26Jun2018

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill University team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may...

Transformative donation of $16 million establishes new autism research centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute

Published: 23Oct2017

A new research centre in Montreal will help lift the shroud of mystery surrounding autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and lead to the development of better diagnostic tools and more effective...

Pinpointing the origins of autism

Published: 29Aug2017

The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings published in Biological Psychiatry bring us closer to understanding...

Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated condition

Published: 15May2017

Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some...