Autism is not just a disorder of the brain, mouse study suggests
Jun10

Autism is not just a disorder of the brain, mouse study suggests

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by impaired social interactions and repetitive behaviors, often accompanied by abnormal reactions to sensory stimuli. ASD is generally thought to be caused by deficits in brain development, but a study in mice, published June 9 in Cell, now suggests that at least some aspects of the disorder–including how touch is perceived, anxiety, and social abnormalities–are linked to...

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