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Blame your genes for forgetting familiar faces

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:15

A new study has suggested that the oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding and pair bonding in monogamous species, also plays a special role in the ability to remember faces.

Exposure to air pollution raises autism risk in people who carry gene

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 18:08

A new study suggests that exposure to air pollution could increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder.

Girls better at hiding autism than boys

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 19:17

A new study has found that many girls could be suffering with undiagnosed autism, as they are better at covering up the signs compared to boys.

No link between celiac disease and autism: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:12

There`s no link between celiac disease and autism spectrum disorders, a nationwide study from Sweden says.

Potential cause of autism revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 14:22

Researchers have claimed that problems with a key group of enzymes called topoisomerases could have profound effects on the genetic machinery behind development of brain and potentially lead to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Full genome sequencing can help identify autism risk

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 14:55

A new research has found a full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members.

Extreme abnormal fetal growth linked to autism risk

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 11:13

Babies whose growth is at either extreme in the womb, either very small or very large, are at greater risk of developing autism, a new study has revealed.

Possible to detect autism in foetus: Study

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 19:41

Scientists have found a way of detecting and quantifying an infant`s risk of autism in the womb itself, says a new study conducted by scientists in the US.

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