A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego Autism Center of Excellence shows that brain overgrowth in boys with autism involves an abnormal, excess number of neurons in areas of the brain associated with social, communication and cognitive development.
The scientists discovered a 67 percent excess of cortical cells – a type of brain cell only made before birth – in children with autism. The findings suggest that the…
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Page, 36, will work on the Scripps Florida campus in Jupiter. Prior to his appointment, he was a senior analyst at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington.
“Damon’s research on autism makes a valuable addition to our department,” said Ron L. Davis, chair…Continue
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