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International Meeting for Autism Research 2011

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Despite reasoning skills, Asperger boys struggle to focus

by  /  16 May 2011
Teenage boys with Asperger syndrome with higher-than-average scores on tests of abstract reasoning fare worse than controls on short-term memory and ability to filter out distractions.
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Language gene mouse model could help test autism drugs

by  /  16 May 2011
Mice lacking CNTNAP2, a gene linked to autism and language impairment, show behaviors and brain abnormalities that reflect those seen in people with disorder, according to new findings presented Thursday at the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Diego.
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Brain overgrowth may drive early symptoms of autism

by  /  16 May 2011
Long bundles of neurons that connect key regions in the brain develop abnormally in the first year of life in children with autism, according to new findings presented Friday at the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Diego.