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  • Guest blog: Better biomarkers
    4 January 2013
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    New funding will help Seaside Therapeutics, a Massachusetts-based company, develop biomarkers to track the success of treatments for autism, says Aileen Healy.

  • Molecular mechanisms: Immune soldiers elevated in autism
    4 January 2013
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    Children with autism have higher levels than controls of dendritic cells, a subset of immune cells, according to a study published 11 October in Brain Behavior and Immunity.

  • Brain’s motor region disrupted in children with autism
    3 January 2013
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    The motor cortex of children with autism is wired differently than that of typically developing children, reports a study published 22 October in Human Brain Mapping.

  • Conversation with avatar teaches social skills
    2 January 2013
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    In a virtual reality game intended to improve social skills in teenagers with autism, the players must ask computer avatars the right questions while seeming engaged in the conversation. The game was described 27 September in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

  • Cognition and behavior: ‘Baby sibs’ show repetitive motions
    2 January 2013
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    Infant siblings of children with autism show more repetitive movements as 1-year-olds than do children who do not have a family history of the disorder, according to a study published 19 October in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.