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  • Guest blog: Oxytocin’s power
    13 November 2012
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    A new study shows that long-term treatment with oxytocin, a hormone that typically enhances social bonds, can have unexpected consequences, says Sue Carter, a research scientist at RTI International.

  • Clinical research: Children with autism have abnormal airways
    13 November 2012
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    Children with autism have abnormal lung anatomy, according to a study published 28 August in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The results suggest a potential biomarker of autism, researchers say.

  • Insights for autism from schizophrenia
    13 November 2012
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    Lessons learned from postmortem studies of schizophrenia are applicable to research on autism, a disorder for which brain tissue has not been as well studied, say Allison Curley and David Lewis.

  • Behavioral treatment for autism may normalize brain activity
    12 November 2012
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    Early intensive therapy may normalize the brain’s response to faces in young children with autism, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The results are part of a randomized, controlled trial of a treatment called the Early Start Denver Model.

  • Growing our community
    9 November 2012
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    SFARI.org is developing an online community for autism researchers to share ideas and opinions. We want your input.