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Autism Research Centre publishes state-of-the-art Lancet review on autism to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the discovery of autism
A state-of-the-art review - part of the ‘Seminars’ series in The Lancet is published online on September 26th, 2013, by Cambridge autism
researchers Dr Meng-Chuan Lai, Dr Michael Lombardo and Professor Simon Baron-Cohen. The Lancet Seminars are a seminal series focusing on specific
clinical conditions, and has long been regarded as the go-to tutorial for doctors and clinical researchers worldwide. This review is the fourth of
its kind, following precedents by world-renowned autism researcher Susan Levy, David Mandell and Robert Schultz in 2009, Fred Volkmar and David
Pauls in 2003, and Lorna Wing in 1997. This new review from Cambridge covers the exponential development of autism research, particularly in
the past five years.
Resource: The Lancet
New research sheds light on previously under-researched area of study – females with autism. Autism affects different parts
of the brain in females with autism than males with autism, a new study reveals. The
research is published in the journal Brain as an open-access article.
Patients with anorexia may have elevated autistic traits. In this study, we tested test whether patients with anorexia
nervosa (anorexia) have an elevated score on a dimensional measure of autistic traits, the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ),
as well as on trait measures relevant to the autism spectrum: the Empathy Quotient (EQ), and the Systemizing Quotient (SQ).
The Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service (CLASS) moved to The Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, based on
the Fulbourn Hospital site on 15th August 2013.
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R Bethlehem, S Baron-Cohen, J van Honk, B Auyeung, P Bos
H Leonard, M Elsabbagh, E Hill & the BASIS team
X Sun C Allison B Auyeung F Matthews S Norton S Baron-Cohen
A Ruigrok, G Salimi-Khorshidi, M-C Lai, S Baron-Cohen,
M Lombardo, R Tait, J Suckling
R Clark-Elford, P Nathan, B Auyeung, V Voon, A Sule,
U Müller, R Dudas, B Sahakian, K Luan Phan,
H Steeb, J M Ramsey, P C Guest, P Stocki, J D Cooper,
H Rahmoune, E Ingudomnukul, B Auyeung, L Ruta, S Baron-Cohen, S Bahn
J C Sullivan, T Tavassoli, K Armstrong, S Baron-Cohen A Humphrey
V Warrier, S Baron-Cohen, B Chakrabarti
S Clifford • K Hudry • M Elsabbagh • A Charman • M Johnson • The BASIS Team
M Elsabbagh, R Bedford, A Senju, A Charman, A Pickles,
M Johnson, and The BASIS Team
V Pironti, M-C Lai, U Müller, C Dodds, J Suckling, E Bullmore, B Sahakian
S Baron-Cohen, D Johnson, J Asher, S Wheelwrigh1, S Fisher, P Gregersen, C Allison