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British newspaper reports 'breakthrough' in finding what causes autism

London, England - The London Daily Mail is reporting that scientists from around the world have made a breakthrough in what causes autism. Below is the story by Sarah Griffiths.Scientists have taken a breakthrough step towards understanding exactly what causes autism.

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MICHELANGELO Project at the ITASD 2014 Conference

A Training Course on Robotics for Healthcare

In November 25, 2013 CNR, a Partner of the MICHELANGELO Project, was among the Organizers of 1 day Training Course - held in Catania, Italy - on “Robotics for healthcare applications with focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)”.

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MICHELANGELO at the 13th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)

Atlanta (U.S.A.) May 14-17, 2014

The IMFAR meeting was held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 14th to 17th of May 2014 and it offered a wonderful opportunity to have an overview of the most recent researches in a wide variety of fields related to ASD and to foster networking among researchers from all over the world that share common interests.

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Liver transplant may arrest neurological damage in a rare and progressive form of autism

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A patient with a rare metabolic disease that causes liver failure and autistic behavior experienced significant improvements in both her physical and mental health after receiving a liver transplant, according to a new case report published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The report's findings suggest an unexpected link between metabolic conditions and some forms of autism, and they point to the importance of a healthy liver for normal brain function.

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