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Early treatment sparks striking brain changes in autism

When given early treatment, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) made significant improvements in behavior, communication, and most strikingly, brain function, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study. The study was published in the current issue of … Continue reading

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Area of the Brain That Processes Empathy Identified

ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2012) — An international team led by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York has for the first time shown that one area of the brain, called the anterior insular cortex, is the activity center … Continue reading

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Autism Often Comes with Anxiety, GI Problems

Many children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also experience anxiety, chronic gastrointestinal (GI) problems and atypical sensory responses (more severe reactions to light, sound or textures), according to a researcher at the University of Missouri. This was the first study to … Continue reading

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Fishing for answers to autism puzzle

Biologists take a new approach to deciphering the roles of genes associated with autism.Fish cannot display symptoms of autism, schizophrenia or other human brain disorders. However, a team of MIT biologists has shown that zebrafish can be a useful tool … Continue reading

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GENE BLUES

Autism, as anyone who has ever written about the topic can attest, is a subject that provokes strong reactions. So it was no shock when a recentNature study that clarified the well-established link between paternal age and a child’s risk for autism … Continue reading

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