Autism Research: August 11 2013 Week in Review

It has been an active week for research related to autism. As reported earlier this week. Autism Daily Newscast reported on Thursday, a new scientific study found distinct similarities between symptoms of anorexia nervosa sufferers and those diagnosed with Autism.  In addition, Autism Daily Newscast reported research that showed differences in the functioning of brains […]

Anorexia and Autism symptom similarity may lead to treatment revolution says top Psychologist

A scientific study conducted by Cambridge University Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen has found distinct similarities between symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa sufferers and those diagnosed with Autism. The study published earlier this week in the BioMed Central  Journal Molecular Autism, looked at traits in 66 young women ages between 12 and 18, who had not been diagnosed […]

Oxytocin, the love hormone, can ease autism symptoms claim US Researchers

US researchers have found that using the ‘love’ hormone Oxytocin can help autistic children with socialisation skills. Oxytocin is a naturally occurring hormone in the human body, and as well as being present in the onset of labour, also aids the bonding between mother and baby. Use of the hormone for children with autism has […]