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Is Autism All Stemming from One Gene?

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A recent study led by psychologists at the University of Georgia has detected that people with autism may have less ability to form healthy relationships or recognize emotional states due to a process called methylation and its effect in the production of oxytocin. The study’s lead author, Brian W. Haas, quoted that “Methylation restricts how […]

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Autism Awareness Absent in Africa

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n many countries there is widespread knowledge of Autism diagnosis and treatments and awareness is rising. However, in Nigeria there are tens of millions of parents that have yet to be informed about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the related symptoms that their child may be exhibiting. Autism symptoms are unique in that they don’t always […]

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MIT Scientist Uncovers Link Between Glyphosate And Autism

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A new study conducted by Dr. Stephanie Seneff from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory had shown that there is a link between Glyphosate and the increased rate in Autism. Glyphosate is found in most of the pesticides and herbicides. Biotech scientists and others in the health and agriculture fields think that it […]

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AUTS2 Isn’t As Connected to Autism As Believed (Source: Spectrum News)

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Mutations continue to be the centerpiece of ASD research as scientists are constantly finding new information about how genes and their mutations interact to cause symptoms. The most recent study shed light on the true nature of a gene linked to autism, called AUTS2. The study focused on disproving the belief that AUTS2 is the […]

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Role of Shank3 Mutation Finally Surfaced (Source: Science Daily)

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Mutations are often studied as the base of autism, with the Shank3 mutation being pointed out specifically as a leading cause of ASD symptoms. The Shank3 mutation is found in 0.5 percent of patients on the autism spectrum. A recent study, coming from MIT, pinpointed the main role that this common mutation plays in the […]

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