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By On August 5th, 2013

Autism Can Be Identified By Chemical Changes in Brain

Researchers may have a new way to diagnose autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as they have discovered children with ASD between the ages of 3 and 10 undergo chemical changes in their brain distinguishable from children with other developmental disorders. Specifically, MedPage Today reports concentrations of N-acetylaspartate, which plays important roles in several functions, rises over…

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By On February 6th, 2013

Experts Spot Autism Symptoms At 6-Months

Autism spectrum disorders affect communication, behavior and other developmental areas. Researchers at Yale have found that symptoms of ASD can become evident in infants as young as 6-months. Those individuals who would later be diagnosed as autistic were observed to pay less attention to people and their activities than typical children their age. This is…

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By On February 6th, 2013

Study Reveals Answer To How Autism Gene Passed Down

Experts have long been aware that autism spectrum disorder is passed down from generation to generation, possibly more than any other neuropsychiatric condition. The reason behind the heritability, however, has remained a mystery until recent studies. Medical Xpress reports that recessive genes carrying the ASD mutation are often passed down from parent to child, but…

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By On January 31st, 2013

Blood Test Could Diagnose Autism

Autism spectrum disorders seem to be increasing in cases over the past few decades. With the growing number of cases, there has been a growing amount of research being conducted. One research group may have uncovered a way to test blood in order to diagnose and potentially treat cases before any symptoms present. You can…

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