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Converging Signaling Pathways

Pten conditional knock-out mice display enlarged brains and social behavioral deficits
September 21, 2009

Appropriate model systems for study of the complex and fundamentally human challenge of autism will be vitally important to solving autism because they allow researchers to study the underlying biology in a way that is not possible in humans.

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Drug for Autism

FDA clears J&J drug with first indication to treat autism
September 21, 2009

In late 2006 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first medication indicated to treat certain symptoms associated with autism, making 2007 the first year an approved drug for autism was available.

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Unmet Medical Needs and Financial Burden

in Families Touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder
September 21, 2009

In a study published in the December 2008 issue of Pediatrics, researchers surveyed families of children with special health care needs and reported significant differences between those families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and those with other special health care needs.

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Functional Underconnectivity

Electrophysiological studies provide direct support of the "functional underconnectivity" theory of autism
September 21, 2009

Studies from several labs in the past few years have hinted that the deficits in autism may not be found in any single structure of the brain, but rather in wiring of the neural networks that connect the different parts of our brain togethe

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