Better Understanding Autism in Girls

August 16, 2019 Why are four times more boys diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorders than girls? Our Kevin Pelphrey, an internationally recognized autism exert, is leading an ambitious effort to find out, and he hopes the findings will lead to better interventions for both girls and boys.

Microbe ‘Microbreweries’ to Improve Our Health

July 19, 2019 Everyone knows about microbreweries that create craft beer. But what about microbreweries to improve our health? One of our young scientists is making it possible.

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

July 20, 2018

Our John Lukens, PhD, and his colleagues have revealed that the health of the mother’s microbiome during pregnancy determines the risk of autism in her offspring.

What’s the microbiome? It’s the collection of microscopic organisms that naturally live inside us,… Read More

Making Medicines Without Side Effects

July 8, 2018

Our J. Julius Zhu, PhD, and his colleagues have found a way to create drugs without side effects. Basically, they’ve developed a lab technique that will add a whole new layer of precision to the concept of “precision medicine.”

The… Read More