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    19-May-2009 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 552537

Scientists Identify New Gene Linked to Autism Risk, Especially in Boys

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA scientists have discovered a variant of a gene that may increase a child's risk of developing autism, particularly in boys.

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18-May-2009 8:15 PM EDT
Newswise: Impaired Brain Plasticity Linked to Angelman Syndrome Learning Deficits
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    10-May-2009 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 552098

Impaired Brain Plasticity Linked to Angelman Syndrome Learning Deficits

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Duke University find that impaired brain plasticity may explain how disruption of a single gene in the brain can cause severe cognitive deficits.

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6-May-2009 2:10 PM EDT
Newswise: Autism Studies Presented at Mid-Atlantic Research Consortium Meeting

Article ID: 552189

Autism Studies Presented at Mid-Atlantic Research Consortium Meeting

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Autism spectrum disorders were the centerpiece of a symposium of major mid-Atlantic research centers. Investigators presented multifaceted research using genetics, neurobiology and imaging studies to investigate the intricate puzzle of autism.

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8-May-2009 10:50 AM EDT

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