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Study finds first evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism

Study finds first evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism

Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American children by age eight. Children in minority groups tend to be diagnosed later and less often. With no known quantitative biological features, autism diagnoses are currently based on expert assessments of behavioral symptoms, including …Continue reading

Mars once had salt lakes similar to Earth

Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods, according to an international team of scientists. Their work was recently published in an issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. The team …Continue reading

New research could change how concussions are treated

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions, can be caused by anything from sports injuries to battlefield trauma. And they can have fatal or lasting effects. The results of a severe concussion—problems with thinking, memory, movement, emotions—are clear. The causes, or underlying pathological …Continue reading

Creating new ways to keep stone waste out of landfills

Using polymers and natural stone slurry waste, the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan researchers are manufacturing environmentally friendly stone composites. These new composites are made of previously discarded materials left behind during the cutting of natural structural or ornamental blocks for …Continue reading

Study finds that giving up smoking has little impact on motivation for food

It was generally believed that smokers who can’t light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of cigarettes, but now new research from the University at Buffalo (UB) has disproved that idea by finding that smoking abstinence doesn’t greatly affect …Continue reading