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How a hormone helps animals recognise each other by smell


February 25th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have pinpointed how a key hormone, known as vasopressin, helps animals recognise each other by their smell.The new study into how animals ... Read more...

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Link between nicotine addiction and autism found


November 18th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Researchers at Ohio State Universitys College of Medicine have found a connection between two proteins in the brain that has links to both nicotine addiction and autism. ... Read more...

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Gene screen method to identify causes of autism developed


October 16th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new screening method, called ''multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification'' (MLPA), has been developed to detect genetic defects linked with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).The new technique will help ... Read more...

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Parents of autistic children more susceptible to mental disorder


May 5th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 5 (ANI): Parents of autistic kids are more likely to develop mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, says a new study.The study involved the analysis of Swedish birth and ... Read more...

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Researchers find genetic link between autism and muscle-weakening disease


April 14th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers in the US have found a genetic link between autism and a muscle-weakening disorder known as mitochondrial disease.The study, which looked at 37 children, found that ... Read more...

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New screening method in fruit flies finds potential drug targets for fragile X syndrome


March 10th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 10 (ANI): By using a new drug screening method in Drosophila (fruit flies), researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified several drugs and small molecules that reverse the ... Read more...

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Three separate studies validate earlier findings on genetic causes of autism


January 11th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 11 (ANI): Three groups of researchers from Yale University, the University of California, Los Angeles and the Johns Hopkins University have replicated the results of a previous study, implicating a ... Read more...

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