Friday, September 2, 2011

New Hope for Early Autism Diagnosis

The brains of autistic children have a distinctive topography that a team of Stanford scientists was able to capture using new imaging techniques, with the hopes of someday creating a template for the autistic brain that could be used to diagnose kids at a very early age.
Detailed, computerized analyses of MRI scans showed a pattern of organization, especially in regions of the brain dedicated to communication and self-awareness, that were particular to children with autism, according to the new research, which was published online Friday in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

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