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Motor Coordination Issues Due to Abnormal Neuron Connections

According to researchers, motor coordination issues in individuals with autism disorders may be due to abnormal connections between neurons.

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The Link between Common and Rare Forms of Autism

According to recent research, rare forms of autism share a molecular signature with more common versions of the disorder. This finding is particularly intriguing to medical researchers, as it leads them to believe that autism is linked to a single genetic defect, also found in more complex forms of the disorder.

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Broccoli Improves Autistic Social and Verbal Behaviors

Scientists are now stating that a specific extract from broccoli sprouts may be used to curb symptoms associated with autism, creating a first step in providing effective treatments.

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New App Aims to Create Individualized Treatment Plans for Children with ASD

More than ever, parents and educators of children with autism have been utilizing technology to help these children develop various skills. Now, researchers are finding that apps and touch-screen games can possibly allow scientists to tailor treatments for children on the spectrum.

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The Relationship Between Autism and the Cerebellum

Researchers recently presented the defects in a section of the cerebellum that is correlated to language problems in individuals with autism, highlighting the importance of examining this region of the brain to help understand the disorder.

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Treating GI Troubles May Improve Symptoms of Autism

Researchers have found that troubles in the digestive system may actually contribute to autism disorders and create some of the well-known symptoms. Although autism is primarily treated through behavioral therapies, new studies suggest that treatment can come in the form of probiotics.

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Certain Behaviors May Predict Autism in High-Risk Children

Researchers have studied three distinct behavior profiles in toddlers with autistic siblings to predict an autism diagnosis by the age 3.

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New Study Sheds Light on Genetic Mutation Linked to Autism

A study utilizing mouse models has found new evidence towards how autism develops. The transgenic mouse model could lead to improvements in the diagnostic and treatment process for those on the autism spectrum.

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New Blood Test Shows Promise for Early ASD Diagnosis

Researchers at Stemina Biomarker Discovery in Wisconsin have conducted an early-stage blood test that identified autism in children with a high level of accuracy.

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Scientists Create an Opportunity for Personalized Treatments for ASD

Autism has always been considered a very complex disorder, affecting each individual quite differently. Today, scientists are trying to configure the root of autism by collecting cells from individual autistic children and turning them into neurons that they can analyze.

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