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  • Clinical research: Israeli study shows high autism prevalence
    5 October 2012
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    A new study finds that 48 of every 10,000 children in Israel have autism. This rate, published 27 July in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, is higher than previous estimates for Israel, but lower than the reported U.S. prevalence.

  • Researchers uncover new drug target for fragile X
    4 October 2012
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    Deleting an enzyme that regulates protein synthesis reverses some of the molecular and behavioral deficits in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome, according to research published 2 October in Neuron.

  • Short screening tool flags children with autism
    3 October 2012
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    A subset of questions on two behavioral screens can distinguish children with autism from those with other developmental disorders, according to a study published 23 August in Autism.

  • Molecular mechanisms: Autism gene linked to fragile X traits
    3 October 2012
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    Deleting CYFIP1, a gene within a region linked to Angelman syndrome and autism, in mice leads to symptoms reminiscent of fragile X syndrome, according to a study published 10 August in PLoS One.

  • Guest blog: Speedy mice
    2 October 2012
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    Amphetamines and other compounds with stimulant properties may improve social behaviors in a subset of individuals who have autism with hyperactivity, says Jill Silverman.