We examined the research evidence on 111 autism early intervention approaches. Here’s what we found

Every parent wants the best for their child on the autism spectrum, but navigating the maze of interventions can be tiring, costly and confusing. The challenge became a lot easier, we hope, with the release of our new landmark report summarizing the best evidence for some 111 different intervention approaches. Prepared by a diverse team […]

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Love goes on in lockdown, but is less physical for some

Sexual activity and dating app use declined among Australian adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, although chatting on dating apps increased, University of Melbourne research has found. Published in BMJ journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, the national online survey looked at the impact of lockdown restrictions on sexual practices before and during the lockdown. It ran […]

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Metabolic signaling plays a crucial role in regulating specialized T cells

Effector regulatory T cells (eTreg cells) are a specialized subset of white blood cells that keep the immune system in check. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have revealed the metabolic signaling mechanisms that regulate function of eTreg cells. The work may aid efforts to better understand and treat inflammatory diseases. The findings were published […]

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Smartphone use offers tool to treat multiple sclerosis, other diseases

Monitoring how patients with multiple sclerosis or other degenerative diseases use their smartphones could provide valuable information to help get them better treatment. In an article published in Chaos, researchers used a mobile app to record the keystroke dynamics of a control group and those of subjects in various stages of multiple sclerosis treatment over […]

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Researchers discover how the brain ‘re-wires’ after disease

Trinity researchers are studying how the brain re-wires itself in neurological disease. The team is building treatments for today’s more common global conditions like motor neurone disease (MND/ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy and their findings could impact rehabilitation for patients, the discovery of effective drugs and quantifying the potential efficacy of new therapies. The paper […]

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