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Oxytocin, the love hormone, can ease autism symptoms claim US Researchers
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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 be...
July 24 2013 Week In Review: Latest Research into Autism
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July 24 2013 Week In Review: Latest Research into Autism

Oxytocin of no benefit in autism therapy A new contradictory study in the prestigious Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has discovered that oxytocin hormone did not show any extra benefit over placebo in improving autism symptoms.The study f...
Music of the genome hits a discord with autism
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Music of the genome hits a discord with autism

The below article originally appeared on The Conversation website. By Jeffrey Craig, Anthony Hannan and Yuk Jing Loke. We still do not know what causes autism, but insights from the burgeoning field of epigenetics are helping to reveal the subtle factors that...
Autism Research: Jan 30, 2015 Week in Review
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Autism Research: Jan 30, 2015 Week in Review

Largest autism study finds siblings don’t share most autism genes The largest-ever study conducted on the autism genome came up with some shocking results this week. The study led by Dr. Stephen Scherer of Autism Speaks found that siblings with autism d...
Autism linked to salt in the nerves at birth
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Autism linked to salt in the nerves at birth

Scientists at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research have found a tentative link between salt levels in neurons during birth and autism. The full article which appeared in The Independent on January 11, cites the research conducted by D...
The Horse Boy Method Increases Cognitive Processing of Autistic Children
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The Horse Boy Method Increases Cognitive Processing of Autistic Children

As the number of people diagnosed with autism increases (1 out of 88 children in 2008 compared to 1 out of 110 children in 2006 as stated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention), it becomes increasingly important to find methods to help autistic peop...
Latest Autism Research: August 17 2013 Week in Review
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Latest Autism Research: August 17 2013 Week in Review

Link found between 5 major psychiatric disorders Kenneth Kendler, M.D, and his team have found substantial overlap between the congenital risk factors producing 5 of the most common psychiatric disorders, namely, depression, autism, ADHD, schizophrenia and...