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  • Eye-tracking device travels with toddlers
    14 December 2011
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    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.

  • Genetics: Family pedigrees suggest autism gene candidates
    14 December 2011
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    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.

  • Pharma's shift
    13 December 2011
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    Swiss drugmaker Novartis plans to close its neuroscience research facility in Switzerland, but research on fragile X drugs will continue.

  • Clinical research: Autism, SLI are distinct on brain scans
    13 December 2011
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    Individuals with autism and those with specific language impairment have similar language deficits, but show differences in connectivity between language-related regions on structural brain scans, according to a study published 2 November in Cerebral Cortex.

  • Study links brain size to regressive autism
    12 December 2011
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    Larger brains may be associated with regressive autism, but only in boys, according to a study published online 28 November in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.