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8 August 2019

Recruiting now!

We are currently recruiting young men and boys aged 12-17 for a clinical trial investigating a potential treatment for ASD and gut problems.

For more information about the study, please contact the study coordinator:

Phone (02) 9351 0742
Email med.actr@sydney.edu.au

29 June 2019

Love in a nasal spray?

Professor Adam Guastella was a guest expert on ABC Radio National’s The Science Show, discussing Oxytocin and the role it could play in our health.

 
Photography by Graham Jepson, Image via Spectrum

Photography by Graham Jepson, Image via Spectrum

15 June 2019

Beyond the bench: A conversation with Adam Guastella

Professor Guastella sits down with Spectrum to discuss life, family, and research.

 

13 June 2019

Game Changing National Summit for Children with Neurodevelopment Disorders

On the 13th and 14th of June 2019, we hosted a national summit on neurodevelopmental disorders. The summit was attended by leading experts from universities and health districts across Australia.

The aim of the summit was to establish a network of clinicians and researchers, and establish treatment options that will transform healthcare outcomes for children living with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Some of the summit attendees - L to R:  A/Prof Honey Heussler, Prof Liz Pellicano, Dr Joe Collins, A/Prof Emma Sciberras, Ms Nicole Rogerson, Ms Rebecca Bartel, Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Nadia Badawi AM, Prof Matt Sanders, Prof Dave Coghill, Prof Adam Guastella, Prof Iona Novak, Prof Christel Middeldorp, Prof Russell Dale, Prof Naomi Wray

Some of the summit attendees - L to R: A/Prof Honey Heussler, Prof Liz Pellicano, Dr Joe Collins, A/Prof Emma Sciberras, Ms Nicole Rogerson, Ms Rebecca Bartel, Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Nadia Badawi AM, Prof Matt Sanders, Prof Dave Coghill, Prof Adam Guastella, Prof Iona Novak, Prof Christel Middeldorp, Prof Russell Dale, Prof Naomi Wray

 

17 May 2019

Nerves that control heart rate may be offbeat in autistic adults

Our research was recently featured in Spectrum News.

Masters candidate Dr Rinku Thapa recently published an article in Autism Research about heart rate variability in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

“ASD is commonly associated with a range of physical and mental health comorbidities. Autonomic disruptions underlying reductions in heart rate variability (HRV) have been linked to a range of mental and physical health conditions. We assessed resting-state HRV in adults diagnosed with ASD in comparison to healthy individuals. Our results showed reduced heart rate variability in people diagnosed with ASD compared to adults without ASD. These findings implicate a role for autonomic activity as a potentially modifiable risk factor for ASD.”

 

9 April 2019

Employable Me Season 2

Professor Guastella returns to screens in Season 2 of the ABCs Employable Me.

Stream episodes on ABC IView.

IMAGE via ABC

IMAGE via ABC