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  • Why it's good to share your data
    18 May 2012
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    Neuroscience funding has plateaued, so researchers need to squeeze every drop from existing data.

  • Shrinking brains
    18 May 2012
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    Long-term treatment with antipsychotic drugs and mood stabilizers can change the structure of the brain.

  • Long-term project charts methylation patterns in pregnancy
    18 May 2012
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    By studying pregnant women who already have a child with autism, researchers hope to understand how epigenetic changes — those that affect gene expression but don’t directly alter DNA — during pregnancy influences risk of the disorder.

  • Clinical research: Early interventions improve language
    18 May 2012
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    Toddlers with autism who receive behavioral interventions that improve joint attention — engaging and following others’ focus — have better language ability five years later than do controls, according to a study published in May in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Giving fathers oxytocin boosts levels in babies
    17 May 2012
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    Two new studies on oxytocin, the so-called ‘trust hormone,’ suggest new avenues for using the drug to treat autism.