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 Combining stem cell therapy with educational intervention can help children with autismCombining stem cell therapy with educational intervention can help children with autism
 
Results of a clinical trial released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine indicate that a combination of stem cell therapy and educational intervention can significantly help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
 
   Unfamiliar social interactions can produce negative emotions in people with autismUnfamiliar social interactions can produce negative emotions in people with autism
 
Some individuals love meeting new people, while others abhor the idea. For individuals with conditions such as autism, unfamiliar social interactions can produce negative emotions such as fear and anxiety.
 
   Children exposed to cannabis in pregnancy have greater risk of autismChildren exposed to cannabis in pregnancy have greater risk of autism
 
In the largest study of its kind, Ottawa researchers found that children whose mothers reported using cannabis during pregnancy were at greater risk of autism.
 
 Researchers identify brain protein that leads to seizures, abnormal social behaviors
 
Researchers identify brain protein that leads to seizures, abnormal social behaviorsScientists have identified a novel mechanism that is responsible for causing the abnormal development of neuronal connections in the mice brain.
 
 
 Autistic adults more likely to have chronic physical health conditions
 
Autistic adults more likely to have chronic physical health conditionsAutistic individuals are more likely to have chronic physical health conditions, particularly heart, lung, and diabetic conditions, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
 
 
 New test can simplify the measurement of attitudes towards autistic people
 
New test can simplify the measurement of attitudes towards autistic peopleUsing a simple 'thermometer scale survey' to measure public attitudes towards people with autism could help improve public understanding and acceptance, say researchers.