Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
Autistic brains show too many connected neurons
August 21, 2014 - August 22, 2014

Autism disorders are characterized by indifference to social engagement, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors. There is no cure or single known cause, though studies have suggested a range of potential biological and environmental starting points. The finding adds a new pathway that may be targeted by a drug, researchers said.

“This is an important finding that could lead to a novel and much-needed therapeutic strategy for autism,” said Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, in a statement. He wasn’t involved in the study.

Read more:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-21/autistic-brains-show-too-many-connected-neurons.html

 

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