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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 November 6th, 2012

Distraction Better Than Drugs In Groundbreaking Experiment

Addiction to painkillers is a real concern for patients undergoing long-term treatment for horrific injuries. Doctors have been searching for alternatives and it seems they may have discovered an unlikely new option. A virtual reality video game, called SnowWorld, has been used to distract patient’s from their brain’s pain signals. The game was created by…

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