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Sun Sep 14, 2014, 03:47 AM

30. This article might be of interest to you:

https://news.yahoo.com/study-suggests-treatment-possibility-autism-073625965.html


New study suggests treatment possibility for autism
AFP
August 23, 2014 3:36 AM

Washington (AFP) - People with autism have too many synapses -- the connectors by which brain cells send and receive signals -- according to a new study that may point to a treatment for the complex disorder.

The extra synapses in autistic brains are the result not of overproduction, but of a failure in the normal process of discarding old and degraded cells.

Researchers at New York's University of Columbia were able to re-establish the brain's "pruning mechanism" in mice genetically modified to simulate autism.

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The researchers saw a reduction in typical autistic behaviors, such as avoiding contact with others, in the treated mice, according to findings published this week in the US journal Neuron."

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