News tagged with autism

Genome-wide study of autism published in Nature

( -- In one of the first studies of its kind, an international team of researchers has uncovered a single-letter change in the genetic code that is associated with autism. The finding, published in the October ...

dateOct 07, 2009 in Genetics
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Primates too can move in unison

Japanese researchers show for the first time that primates modify their body movements to be in tune with others, just like humans do. Humans unconsciously modify their movements to be in synchrony with their peers. For example, ...

dateJan 28, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Re-creating autism, in mice

( -- By mutating a single gene, researchers at MIT and Duke have produced mice with two of the most common traits of autism — compulsive, repetitive behavior and avoidance of social interaction.

dateMar 21, 2011 in Medical research
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