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International Meeting for Autism Research 2013

  • IMFAR 2013: Autism or 'autisms'?
    6 May 2013
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    Conversations with researchers at the 2013 International Meeting for Autism Research in San Sebastián, Spain, raised provocative questions about the nature of autism. How do we make sense of its staggering heterogeneity, multiple genetic causes and widespread overlap with other disorders?

  • Gender differences take center stage at autism conference
    4 May 2013
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    Girls with autism carry more mutations than do boys with the disorder, and show greater differences in brain activity and response to social cues, according to several preliminary studies presented at the 2013 International Meeting for Autism Research in San Sebastián, Spain.

  • Statins improve symptoms of Rett syndrome in mice
    4 May 2013
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    Defects in cholesterol metabolism may influence the severity of Rett syndrome, suggesting a treatment for the autism-related disorder, according to research presented Thursday at the 2013 International Meeting for Autism Research in San Sebastián, Spain.

  • Scientists home in on key spot in brain for autism risk
    4 May 2013
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    By analyzing the expression patterns of nine candidate genes for autism, researchers have identified a population of cells and a select time during fetal development that may be key to the disorder.

  • Study links pupillary reflex, heart rate in autism
    4 May 2013
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    More than half of children with autism have a delayed pupillary response to light, along with a high heart rate and other physiological features, according an unpublished study presented Thursday at the 2013 International Meeting for Autism Research in San Sebastián, Spain.

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