Autism May Involve Disordered White Matter in The Brain

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Interesting information in this press release: It’s still unclear what’s different in the brains of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), but evidence from genetic and cell studies points to abnormalities in how brain cells (neurons) connect to each other. A study at Children’s Hospital Boston now provides visual evidence associating autism with a disorganized structure of brain connections, as well as defects in myelin — the fatty, insulating coating that helps nerve fibers conduct signals and that makes up {Read More}