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  • Biased search
    1 May 2012
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    Publication bias is making antidepressants look like a better option for treating autism than they really are, according to a study published last week in Pediatrics.

  • Cognition and behavior: Autism, antisocial brains differ
    1 May 2012
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    Autism and antisocial disorder are separate conditions, with distinct differences in underlying brain structure, according to a neuroimaging study of the general population. The results were published 4 April in The Journal of Neuroscience.

  • Social motivation, reward and the roots of autism
    1 May 2012
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    Social impairments in autism are likely a consequence of deficits in social motivation that start early in life and have profound developmental consequences, says psychologist Robert Schultz.

  • Studies highlight promise of fragile X treatment
    30 April 2012
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    A promising approach to treating fragile X syndrome could benefit people even after the critical window of early brain development, and alleviate core symptoms of autism, according to two studies published this month.

  • Fast-forward
    27 April 2012
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    In the last three years, autism researchers have gone from sequencing single genes to whole exomes, as highlighted at the Translational Neuroscience Symposium in Switzerland last week.