Mouse Study IDs Potential Brain Mechanism Behind Autism Traits
[Source: Psych Central]
A new study has identified brain circuitry that plays a key role in the dysfunctional social, repetitive, and inflexible behavioral differences that characterize autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
The findings, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, could lead to new treatments for people with ASD.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about 1 in 54 children in the U.S. have ASD, a broad range of neurodevelopmental conditions thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
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