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  • Genetic background may alter behavior of autism mice
    14 April 2014
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    Differences in the background genetics of mouse strains may modify the effects of autism genes, suggests a study published 11 March in Autism Research. The study looked at the behavior of mice with a mutation in neuroligin-3, a strong autism candidate gene.

  • Even 'baby sibs' without autism show delays in first year
    10 April 2014
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    Among the younger siblings of children with autism who do not have the disorder themselves, more than one-quarter show developmental delays at their first birthday, according to a study published in April.

  • Odd brain patches point to origins of autism in womb
    7 April 2014
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    The brains of children with autism contain discrete patches of what look like immature neurons, according to a small study of postmortem brains published 27 March in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Low-dose sedative eases autism symptoms in mice
    3 April 2014
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    The equivalent of one-tenth of a single pill of the anxiety drug clonazepam alleviates many autism-like behaviors in a mouse model of the disorder, according to a study published 19 March in Neuron.

  • New spike in autism numbers may reflect rise in awareness
    31 March 2014
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    About 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, scientists from the organization reported Thursday.

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