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  • Autism alternatives
    14 December 2012
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    More than one-quarter of children with autism receive some kind of complementary or alternative therapy, according to a large study published 1 November in Pediatrics.

  • Cognition and behavior: Slow response to faces seen in TSC
    14 December 2012
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    Children with the autism-related disorder tuberous sclerosis complex show sluggish brain activity in response to images of faces, according to a study published 8 November in the Journal of Child Neurology.

  • Flu during pregnancy raises child's risk of autism
    13 December 2012
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    Women who have the flu while pregnant double their risk of having a child with autism, according to a large study published 12 November in Pediatrics. The results add to growing evidence of a connection between maternal infection and autism.

  • Precocious piglets may model neurological disorders
    12 December 2012
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    The brains of newborn pigs are similar in shape and mature at the same rate as those of human infants. That makes piglets a good model for studying neurological disorders, according to a study published in the November issue of The Journal of Nutrition.

  • Genetics: DNA modification marks autism genes
    12 December 2012
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    A newly discovered DNA modification may play a role in development and regulate the expression of genes linked to fragile X syndrome and autism, according to a study published 5 October in Human Molecular Genetics.