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Did the New York Times get it wrong in linking Autism and Cancer genes?
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Did the New York Times get it wrong in linking Autism and Cancer genes?

Research into two unrelated genetic mutations in cells have shown a link between a specific cancer gene and Autism, say the New York Times. This is based on research conducted by the University of Washington into mutates cancer gene, called PTEN. Around 10%...
Autistic children more likely to be bullied as they grow older, research shows
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Autistic children more likely to be bullied as they grow older, research shows

Research conducted by the University of Manchester has shown that Autistic children are more likely to be bullied by their peers as they grow older. This research completely contradicts what was previously thought, that older Autistic children are more acce...
Press Release – Initiative to Improve Treatment Services for Children with Autism Receives $10 Million Grant
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Press Release – Initiative to Improve Treatment Services for Children with Autism Receives $10 Million Grant

UCLA-led research network to focus on offering better care in under-served communities Newswise — A UCLA-led initiative to provide better treatment for children with autism in under-served areas has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Health...
Press Release – Men and women with autism have ‘extreme male’ scores on the ‘eyes test’ of mindreading
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Press Release – Men and women with autism have ‘extreme male’ scores on the ‘eyes test’ of mindreading

Scientists at the University of Cambridge University have published new results in the journal PLoS ONE from the largest ever study of people with autism taking the 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' test. Whilst typical adults showed the predicted and now well-es...
Press Release – Psychologists develop first adult self-assessment for repetitive behaviors in autism
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Press Release – Psychologists develop first adult self-assessment for repetitive behaviors in autism

Psychologists from Cardiff University have developed the first self-assessment test designed to help clinicians diagnose autism in adults. Published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders the test measures the extent to which adults are affect...