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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Updates on Autism Research

I heard this on my way to work the other morning and found it very interesting. NPR is a very reliable source and so it was great to hear current, valid research. One thing discussed is that research on brain tissue has shown an overgrowth of cells in a specific part of the brain ("67 percent more brain cells in that frontal region of the brain") that is caused by a genetic abnormality ("children with autism had abnormalities in the genes controlling the number of cells in the prefrontal cortex"). A good read (or listen) if you have the chance.

For full article on the NPR website, visit:

Link: NPR, Shortage Of Brain Tissue Hinders Autism Research

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