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A selection of stories from major news organisations and sites specialising in Autism and related subjects.

Msn.com: Facing up to the challenges of autism

Msn.com: Facing up to the challenges of autism

This week we’re looking into France’s attitude to a complex issue: autism. Around 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders in France and the neuro-developmental condition is thought to affect around half a million people in the country. We take you to the NeuroSpin research centre, just

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Mirror.co.uk: Family of autistic girl murdered by teen obsessed with necrophilia say death 'could've been …

Mirror.co.uk: Family of autistic girl murdered by teen obsessed with necrophilia say death 'could've been …

The murder of a teenage girl by a fellow care home resident obsessed by necrophilia could have been prevented, an inquiry has found.

Melissa Mathieson, 18, was strangled by Jason Conroy in 2014 at Alexandra House in Bristol, a home supporting people with autistic spectrum disorder.

Conroy, who once tried

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Dailymail.co.uk: The love hormone makes men more friendly – but can cause women to freak out

Dailymail.co.uk: The love hormone makes men more friendly – but can cause women to freak out

Stanford University scientists made male mice more social injecting oxycontinBut a team at UC Davis found higher levels of the hormone made female mice fearfulIt is only recently that studies have started to assess how the hormone affects males and females differently 

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Spectrumnews.org: Spectrum photo contest

Spectrumnews.org: Spectrum photo contest

Spectrum photo contest | Spectrum | Autism Research News Color cascade: Different nerve tracts glow green and purple in a transparent mouse brain.

Ali Ertürk

Hey scientists, send us your best science photos from 2017! Winning images will be featured in a slide show in our 2017 Year in review issue.

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Washingtontimes.com: University of Missouri aims to strengthen autism research

Washingtontimes.com: University of Missouri aims to strengthen autism research

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – With two new conference rooms, more space for research and room to expand, leaders at the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders see plenty of opportunities.

The Thompson Center, which is part of the University of Missouri, expanded to increase its footprint and accomplish more

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Bostonglobe.com: A rousing tale of autism, parenting, and swimming

Bostonglobe.com: A rousing tale of autism, parenting, and swimming

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Kelvin Truong dives into the pool as coach Mike McQuay gives encouragement in “Swim Team.”

By James Sullivan Globe Correspondent  September 29, 2017

Every single interview Lara Stolman conducted for her first feature-length documentary seemed to go the same way. Each time they addressed the camera,

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Thesun.co.uk: What is autism spectrum disorder, what are the early signs, causes and symptoms and can you test for it during pregnancy?

Thesun.co.uk: What is autism spectrum disorder, what are the early signs, causes and symptoms and can you test for it during pregnancy?

AUTISM spectrum disorder is a condition which can affect social interaction and communication skills.

Here is everything you need to know about traits of those with ASD and the support available to those with it.

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is three to four times more common in boys

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Spectrumnews.org: Revised definition of 'clinical trials' rattles autism researchers

Spectrumnews.org: Revised definition of 'clinical trials' rattles autism researchers

Blurred lines: Some brain imaging studies involving people with autism may now be deemed clinical trials.

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Autism researchers in the United States are anxious about new government rules designed to boost the transparency of studies involving people. The red tape may paralyze promising projects, researchers say.

The U.S.

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News-medical.net: Researchers discover new class of molecules that may protect brain from injury or diseases

News-medical.net: Researchers discover new class of molecules that may protect brain from injury or diseases

September 28, 2017

Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, has discovered a new class of molecules in the brain that synchronize cell-to-cell communication and neuroinflammation/immune activity in response to injury or diseases. Elovanoids (ELVs)

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Denverpost.com: Anti-vaccine voices contending link to autism growing louder on Twitter, five-year CU study shows

Denverpost.com: Anti-vaccine voices contending link to autism growing louder on Twitter, five-year CU study shows

An online chorus voicing anti-vaccine views linking some immunizations to autism has gained momentum via Twitter, a five-year University of Colorado study shows, with most of the negative comments coming from California and several northeastern states — particularly in areas of high affluence and concentrations of new moms.

The study used

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