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A Drug Shows Promise in Autism

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 9:35pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Though the research is still preliminary, scientists appear to be closing in on a molecular explanation for at least some cases of autism. Research in lab animals, cadavers, and now in a small clinical trial in children seems to support the idea that autism is caused by a lack of chemical regulation in synapses, the junction between brain cells.

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