UT Southwestern Contributes To Launch of New Autism Research Site

By Leonor Ferreira

University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas is one of a group of influential research institutes involved in launching “It Takes Brains,” a new registration website recently announced by the Simons Foundation, Autism Speaks, and the Autism Science Foundation. The website will be part of the Autism BrainNet academic site conglomerate, of which UT Southwestern is an inaugural member, and will help collect, store, and distribute material for researchers focused on autism research.

The website is expected to help in the gathering of academic and technical material to identify and understand differences in autistic behavior and human brain structure and functioning, in turn providing new insights into the disorder, thus aiding future research and a possible treatment. Continue reading

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