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International Meeting for Autism Research 2017

May 2017
IMFAR 2017

Rats with autism mutation turn deaf ear to playful entreaties

by  /  11 May 2017

Male rats missing an autism candidate gene called SHANK3 spend less time sniffing, nuzzling and chasing their peers than controls do.

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IMFAR 2017

Brain’s immune cells may explain sex bias in autism

by  /  11 May 2017

A boost in the activity of microglia, the brain’s immune cells, during gestation may predispose boys to autism.

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IMFAR 2017

Having smart father raises child’s risk of autism

by  /  11 May 2017

Children whose fathers are highly intelligent are at 31 percent higher risk of autism than those whose fathers are of average intelligence.

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IMFAR 2017

Despite fears, autism researchers arrive in U.S. for global conference

by  /  10 May 2017

More than 700 scientists from outside the United States plan to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in San Francisco, California.

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Golden Gate bridge at night
IMFAR 2017

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by  /  9 May 2017

On Wednesday, some 2,200 researchers, clinicians and others from 50 countries will gather in San Francisco, California, for the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research.

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