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J. Jay Gargus, MD, PhD

Our vision is to abolish the burden of autism through discovery, implementation, education and advocacy.

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The mission of the UC Irvine Center for Autism Research and Translation (CART) is to develop the first transformative treatment of autism within five years.

To achieve that goal, we are coupling cutting-edge discovery and top-notch research methodologies with preclinical and clinical testing of new drugs and diagnostics. The focus is on creating state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for individuals with autism.

These approaches will improve lives and resolve the burden of autism for the child, the family, the community in Southern California and eventually will help everyone on the autism spectrum.

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School of Education Special Lecture "Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Studies from 2 to 26" Presented by Catherine Lord, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, NY Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain New York-Presbyterian Hospital Friday, October 6, 2017 11:00 am -12:15 pm Education Building 2024 Open to the Public
Low heart rates in infants may foretell autism features, such as impairment in social cues and abnormal response to speech sounds.
Tracking brain waves and eye movements may not be precise enough to help develop treatments for autism, Dr. John J. Gargus tells WNPR of Connecticut.
Helping children with autism
"Novel Biophysical Genomic Approaches to Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Autism"
UC Irvine researchers find biomarker for autism that may aid diagnostics
CART receives a $25,000 gift from the Friends For Fragile X Foundation.
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