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Possible stem cell therapy for autism

Possible stem cell therapy for autism

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have investigated a series of mutations within the brain that have been commonly linked to some forms of autism. They have looked in detail at when, and where, these mutations within the...
Autism Linked to Excessive Synapse Formation

Autism Linked to Excessive Synapse Formation

Autism has previously been linked to the increased number of synapses in the brain (the connections between the brain cells). This has been attributed to the brain’s inability to sufficiently prune its synapses, resulting in an excess of them. However, a new...
Protein ‘hevin’ linked to autism

Protein ‘hevin’ linked to autism

Neuroscience researchers have discovered that a specific protein, hevin, plays a significant role in the development of the brain and could be the key to understanding how autism develops in the brain. The team, from the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, have...
Impact of Diet on Autism

Impact of Diet on Autism

Some research has been done that suggests limiting an individual’s intake of some dietary substances could lead to significant improvements in their ASD symptoms. Eliminating gluten, casein, and in some cases soya, from an individual’s diet could lead to a...
Genetic Link to Autism

Genetic Link to Autism

Researchers have long been looking to genes to find an underlying cause of, or at least a vulnerability to, autism in an individual. They have been working to discover if, where there is a genetic cause, whether the mutation occurred in the individual themselves or if...