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Archive for September 30, 2015

Scientists identify key receptor as potential target for treatment of autism

Scientists identify key receptor as potential target for treatment of autism

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered a significant–and potentially treatable–relationship between a chemical that helps transmit signals in the brain and genetic mutations present in a subset of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.¬†The new research findings¬†focus on the role that the neurotransmitter serotonin plays in the development of social behavior.

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