A Hit and a Miss for Novel Autism Drug

Balovaptan, a novel drug that binds to and blocks vasopressin 1A (V1a) receptors, does not improve social communication in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new research shows. Efficacy analysis from a phase 2 trial included more than 160 participants, making it the largest of its kind to date, convicts note. Although the … Read more

Can Routine Prenatal Ultrasound Detect Autism?

Fetal abnormalities in the urinary system, heart, brain and elsewhere, detected via prenatal ultrasound, may signal autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new research suggests. Results of a retrospective study showed ultrasound in the second trimester identified ASD at a rate more than three times higher than in typically developing children. Dr Idan Menashe “This study shows … Read more