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16 December 2011Comments ( 1 )
SP1, a protein that regulates the expression of several autism candidate genes, could increase risk of the disorder by simultaneously altering the expression of a number of the genes, according to a study published 24 October in Biological Psychiatry.
15 December 2011Comments ( 2 )
The molecular soldiers of the immune system may contribute to many cases of autism, according to a diverse array of studies published in the past few months.
14 December 2011Comments ( 1 )
Researchers have designed a light, mobile and wireless device that allows them to track infants’ gaze as they explore their environment, according to a study published in November in Child Development.
14 December 2011Comments ( 0 )
Researchers have identified 12 duplications or deletions of DNA regions that are transmitted along with autism in families with a history of the disorder. The results were published 7 October in PLoS One.
13 December 2011Comments ( 0 )
Swiss drugmaker Novartis plans to close its neuroscience research facility in Switzerland, but research on fragile X drugs will continue.