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  • Brain structure abnormalities predict repetitive behaviors
    19 May 2015
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    Among babies who go on to receive a diagnosis of autism at age 2, alterations in brain structures forecast the severity of repetitive behaviors. The preliminary results were presented Saturday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

     

  • New approach powers up search for autism genes
    19 May 2015
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    A statistical trick can help researchers home in on subtle genetic blips that contribute to autism, according to unpublished results presented Saturday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Takeaways from IMFAR 2015
    18 May 2015
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    Scientists and the autism community come together for the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Hyperactive fish point to new drug treatments for autism
    16 May 2015
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    A drug that mimics estrogen eases hyperactivity in zebrafish lacking the autism-linked gene CNTNAP2. The preliminary results, presented yesterday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah, highlight the enormous potential of the tiny fish for screening autism treatments.

  • Brain structure abnormalities in autism vary by gender
    16 May 2015
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    A region of the brain involved in recognizing faces appears to be thinner than usual in women with autism and thicker than usual in men with the disorder. The preliminary results were presented yesterday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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