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International Meeting for Autism Research 2017

May 2017
IMFAR 2017

Review of medical records reveals pitfalls of autism screen

by  /  12 May 2017

The vast majority of children flagged for autism on a widely used screening test are never diagnosed with the condition, and some children who are not picked up are diagnosed years later.

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Autism experts hedge bets on hormone as treatment target

by  /  11 May 2017

Drugs that alter the activity of vasopressin, a hormone involved in social behavior, may improve social abilities in people with autism.

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IMFAR 2017

Brain’s immune cells may explain sex bias in autism

by  /  11 May 2017

A boost in the activity of microglia, the brain’s immune cells, during gestation may predispose boys to autism.

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IMFAR 2017

Despite fears, autism researchers arrive in U.S. for global conference

by  /  10 May 2017

More than 700 scientists from outside the United States plan to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in San Francisco, California.

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Golden Gate bridge at night
IMFAR 2017

Reactions from IMFAR 2017

by  /  9 May 2017

On Wednesday, some 2,200 researchers, clinicians and others from 50 countries will gather in San Francisco, California, for the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research.

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