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  • Music reigns
    21 February 2012
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    Brain imaging studies of people with autism show that specific areas respond more strongly to song than do those of controls. The opposite is true when listening to speech.

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  • Clinical research: Rates of autism rise based on birth year
    21 February 2012
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    The likelihood of being diagnosed with autism has increased for children born each year since 1992, especially for individuals at the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum, reports a study published 7 December in The International Journal of Epidemiology.

  • Maternal anti-brain antibodies may play a role in autism
    21 February 2012
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    Maternal antibodies that attack fetal brain proteins could underlie some cases of autism, says immunologist Betty Diamond.

  • Infants who develop autism show distinct brain connectivity
    20 February 2012
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    The development of white matter tracts, the nerve bundles that join one brain region to another, is different in babies who go on to develop autism compared with those who do not, according to a study published 17 February in the American Journal of Psychiatry.