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Autism

Research articles covering work related to austism spectrum disorders are provided below.

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Study Reveals ‘Inhibition’ Theory of Autism is Wrong

A new study challenges the long held theory that neurons in the brains of those with autism receive too little inhibition or too much excitation. Researchers report inhibition does not actually decrease in the brains of mice with ASD. Instead, researchers say, the altered balance may be a compensatory mechanism that helps to stabilize brain activity in response to the disorder.... Read More...
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Siblings of Children with ASD or ADHD Are At Elevated Risk of Both Disorders

According to a new study, siblings of children diagnosed with ASD or ADHD have an increased risk of being diagnosed with the disorders themselves. Researchers found the odds of being diagnosed with ASD were 30 times higher for those who had older siblings with autism, and 3.7 times higher for ADHD diagnosis.... Read More...
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Microbial Based Treatment Reverses ASD’s Social Deficits: Mouse Study

Researchers report the administration of Lactobacillus reuteri may lead to brain changes that reverse social deficits in mouse models of ASD through a mechanism that involves the vagus nerve and reward system. The findings hold promise for the development of treatments for ASD, as well as other disorders, by modulating specific gut microbes.... Read More...