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Irish Scientists Link Area of the Brain With ASD Diagnoses

A team of scientists has discovered that a particular region of the brain is affected in those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They believe that finding the brain region which causes social deficits in those with the condition could point towards new types of therapies.The team included scientists based at ETH Zürich, Trinity College Dublin, Oxford University and Royal Holloway.They ran MRI brain scans on people with ASD, and on healthy volunteers, in an attempt to track down the brain region linked to some of the behaviours seen in those with ASD and find differences between the two groups.

Source: Dublin-based scientists find an area of the brain linked to autism

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