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  • Brain hormone levels linked to social deficits in autism
    28 August 2015
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    Children with autism who have low brain levels of vasopressin have trouble understanding others people’s thoughts. The findings suggest that boosting the hormone’s levels could improve social functioning in some children with autism.

  • Training program for teens with autism gets cultured
    27 August 2015
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    Translating autism interventions for different cultures is a tricky task. One success story is the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, which has reached at least 20 countries in a dozen languages.

  • Depression common among men with autism, study finds
    24 August 2015
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    Most men with autism have other psychiatric disorders such as depression, finds a study of 50 men diagnosed with the disorder more than 20 years ago. The findings highlight the range of challenges for adults with autism, many of whom lack the help they need.

  • Chromosome 7 flaws alter chemical tags throughout genome
    21 August 2015
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    Duplication or deletion of a region on chromosome 7 leads to widespread changes in chemical marks that direct expression across the genome.

  • Pharma company may have downplayed side effects of autism drug
    20 August 2015
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    Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the leading manufacturer of the widely used autism drug risperidone, omitted data on the drug’s side effects from a 2003 study, according to evidence presented during a lawsuit against the company.

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