Best of the blog: Progress in autism research

Laureen Forman’s son Brandon has autism. Read her Story of Hope on our website.

Somewhere between one and one and a half million people live with an autism spectrum disorder. It’s the fastest growing developmental disability and costs the U.S. $60 billion dollars a year. On this blog, we’ve written about how our grantees are progressing toward treatment for autism, but we wanted to pull the best of those posts into one place. Here are some of the most interesting posts if you want to learn more about autism and research by CIRM grantees.

1. Stem cell trial for autism: hope vs. caution

2. Autism-like syndrome modeled by in a lab dish

3. 2011 Annual Report: Spotlight on Autism

4. Newly discovered brain stem cell could aid in therapies for Alzheimer’s, autism

5. Most awesome video ever dives and swoops through the structures of an actual brain

For a complete list of autism research we’ve funded plus information about stem cell approaches to developing therapies, see the autism fact sheet on our website.

Rina Shaikh-Lekso

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