Health Scan: Biological marker found for autism

14.08.2011                      14.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Health Scan: Biological marker found for autism

Weizmann Institute researchers in cooperation with US universities find a method to identify biological signs of autism in young toddlers.

Neurologists and child development specialists have learned quite a lot about autism and its possible causes in recent years, but much remains poorly understood. It is usually diagnosed “late” – around the age of three or four, and the tests are still subjective.
Now Weizmann Institute of Science researchers, along with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, San Diego, have found a method that can identify a biological sign of autism in young toddlers that could lead to early diagnosis. The research recently appeared in Neuron….