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There are a lot of names to call autism these days, especially in the United States. With the changes to the diagnostics manuals used in the U.S. in 2013, some may be tempted to say that Asperger’s no longer exists.

This omission may not only be unpopular among those who prefer the title, it may also be detrimental.

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Nasal Spray For Autism Hypothesizes Oxytocin Effect

Written by SAPL on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 in Science and Technology.

Treatments given through the nasal cavity have brought convenience and relief, and now Japanese researchers have developed a promising therapeutic device they believe will ease the symptoms of autism.

Push aside your allergy treatments, it’s time to make room for the Oxytocin Autism spray in your cabinet.

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Female Autism Traits May Change The Way We Diagnose

Written by SAPL on Monday, January 14th, 2019 in Science and Technology.

Francesca Happé, noted researcher on autism, has said:

“Research on autism has systematically neglected and excluded women and girls—researchers often thought that they’d get so few women that they left them out entirely.”

And that’s just one of the many reasons a seemingly “male” stereotyped syndrome has so few females in its literature.

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The news is in and it is confirmed. Men and women really do have different brains. Autistics have even different brains.

So says Simon Baron-Cohen and a group of colleagues at the University of Cambridge after concluding a study that included approximately 700,000 people in the United Kingdom.

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In the world of discovery and invention, it’s often been said that women are left out of the ending credits to the film.

An article from Scientific American suggests this may be true for accurately describing those with Asperger’s or autism.

Ladies, be prepared to either rejoice or roll your eyes in contempt as you read about a Russian’s reports of several adolescents in the early 1920s.

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NeuroPointDX Debuts Blood Test For Autism

Written by SAPL on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Science and Technology.

The world of testing for disease has expanded more than ever.

While autism is thought to originate from a variety of causes, one company, NeuroPointDX, is assessing whether the processing of certain amino acids may be linked to those on the spectrum.

This week, the company debuted what is recognized as the first blood test for autism.

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