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Illustration shows a cartoon-like simple figure made out of a switchboard, with colorful cables converging on an area deep in the brain.

Brain’s sensory switchboard has complex connections to autism

by  /  15 November 2021

Synaptic overgrowth, hyperconnectivity may define autism subtype

by  /  18 November 2021

Cognitive behavioral therapy may be only mildly effective for anxious, autistic children

by  /  16 November 2021

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Meet the ‘mitomaniacs’ who say mitochondria matter in autism

by  /  22 November 2021

Clues that problems with mitochondria contribute to autism have been accumulating for decades. In the past five years, a mutant mouse and a flurry of findings have energized the field.

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