8 August 2019
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
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.
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.
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.”