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Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before age 2
A study by UNC researchers finds that children with autism who had enlarged brains at age 2 continued to have enlarged brains at ages 4 and 5. However, this increased brain growth did not continue beyond age 2.
Located in News / 2011 / May
UNC autism research featured on WRAL
Joseph Piven, MD, professor of psychiatry, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was interviewed by WRAL for a story about the link between eye movement and autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / May 30
UNC to launch unprecedented collaboration to improve services for young children with autism and their families
Multiple programs at UNC to utilize $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Located in News / 2014 / January
ASPIRE Research: Autism and Irritability Study
ASPIRE is conducting a research study for 6 to 17 year olds who experience irritability related to autism. The study is looking at an investigational medication called lurasidone to find out whether it is safe and effective in managing irritability in children and teenagers with autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 24
UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism
The common chemotherapy drug topotecan disrupts a gene integral for neuron communication, though the effects are reversible. The research also homes in on an underlying cause of autism.
Located in News / 2014 / December
Laura Klinger, director of TEACCH Autism Program, featured on podcast
In the run-up to World Autism Day on Monday, April 2, the moms who run the Spawned podcast interviewed Laura Klinger, PhD, about various issues related to autism, including the latest research developments.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?
UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.
Located in News / 2017 / September
UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs
The collaboration of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, led to a new discovery about potential underlying causes of autism
Located in News / 2014 / October
Is It ADHD? Looking At Signs and Symptoms
One in 10 children age 5-17 in the U.S. is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), but sometimes the signs are very tough to spot. Dr. Daniel Moran gives some insights on what parents should look for.
Located in UNC Children's News / News / 2017
Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains
UNC School of Medicine researchers used MRIs and computer models to show that babies who develop the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome have less white matter circuitry compared to other babies. About one-third of people with fragile X meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.
Located in News / 2018 / April