Support our research in the neurobiology of autism!
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) care for patients across New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world. Every day, our clinicians, researchers, and caregivers work to find new ways to predict, prevent, and treat the most challenging diseases of our time while delivering world-class care with a profoundly human touch. Our Brigham 10K Teammates are proud to fuel quality patient care, innovative training, and life-changing discoveries that will benefit patients here in Boston and around the world, all in support of an area that is meaningful to them.
Our research focuses on how genetic causes of autism spectrum disorder change the way brain cells communicate with each other and form networks of brain cell communication in early life. Technological advances allow a skin or blood cell from a patient with a known genetic cause of autism to be induced to form brain cells and brain cell network in a dish. This is allows us to study how brain cells process information at the microscopic scale and to develop new strategies for treating cognitive difficulties in persons profoundly affected by autism.
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