Scientists reveal drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism
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Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to gender bias
 
Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a “male condition”, according to one of the UK’s leading neuroscientists. 
Prof Francesca Happé, director of the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London, warned that the failure to recognise autism in girls and women was taking a stark toll on their mental health.
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Hannah Devlin Science correspondent, Fri 14 Sep 2018
New biomarker panel could accelerate autism diagnoses.
About 17 percent of kids with autism identified with metabolic blood test
 
Investigators have identified a group of blood metabolites that could help detect some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These findings are a key step toward developing an ASD biomarker test.
The research was published September 6 in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
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University of California, September 6, 2018

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Study helps children hit the right note in supporting autistic peers
 
Collaborative music lessons in schools improve the attitudes of pupils towards their peers with autism, a new study in the journal Autism reports.
Led by Anna Cook, PhD student at the University of Surrey, researchers found that the interactive sessions produced findings that could potentially reduce bullying of autistic students.

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University of Surrey, August 28, 2018
Key protein involved in the development of autism discovered

The protein CPEB4, which coordinates the expression of hundreds of genes required for neuronal activity, is altered in the brains of individuals with autism, according to new research. Researchers have been able to find correlations between defResearchers have been able to find correlations between defects in the expression and/or function of about 200 genes and susceptibility to autism.

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