Thursday, February 4, 2016

French scientists have found where autism hides in the brain

Autism is hiding in one of the brain’s folds, and a new biomarker discovered by French scientists can be detected in children as young as two. The breakthrough could make diagnosis of the condition much easier.

The abnormality manifests itself in a shallower-than-usual fold located in Broca’s area, the region of the brain responsible for language and communication that autism affects. The researchers are confident the new findings will go a long way to earlier diagnosis and management of autistic patients.

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