UCLA press release, May 2011
Autism changes molecular structure of the brain, UCLA study finds: Discovery points to a common cause for multifaceted disease
Two other clear-cut patterns emerged when the scientists compared the autistic and healthy brains. First, the autistic brain showed a drop in the levels of genes responsible for neuron function and communication. Second, the autistic brain displayed a jump in the levels of genes involved in immune function and inflammatory response.
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