US researchers have found that a medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat may have the potential to improve some social functions of individuals with autism.
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Little brothers aren’t always easy to have around. Needless to say, my relationship with my brother was always very different from my friends. In a sense, our friendship really started because of the music of a moonwalking man, who wears a single glitter glove.
Once Jacki got started on her blog, it quickly became a way to translate Marta’s everyday thoughts and actions. She was also able to connect with other families whose children have Asperger’s Syndrome.
In the 1990s, scientists found that as human brains develop, a non-neuronal cell called an astrocyte wedges itself between synapses and produces a protein called hevin. In 2011, the purpose of hevin was finally discovered.
A new study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy tracked babies who were diagnosed as toddlers with ASD. Of those children, the babies prematurely born did not tend to avert their gaze as infants.