Researchers identify new functional biomarker for autism in boys

Posted by on April 20, 2016 4:03 pm
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Researchers have developed a new method to map and track the function of brain circuits affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in boys using brain imaging. The technique will provide clinicians and therapists with a physical measure of the progress patients are making with behavioral and/or drug treatments. For the first time, doctors would be able to quantify how that brain circuit is working in their patients and assess the effectiveness of an intervention.

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