Latest News

Blood-oxytocin levels in normal range in children with autism, study finds

Autism does not appear to be solely caused by a deficiency of oxytocin, but the hormone's universal ability to boost social function may prove useful in treating a subset of children with the developmental disorder. Low levels of oxytocin, a hormone involved in social functioning, have for years been suspected of causing autism. In the largest-ever study to test the purported connection, the range of blood oxytocin levels has been shown to be the same in children with autism as that observed in two comparison groups: children with autistic siblings and children without autistic siblings.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Sleep deprivation linked to false confessions

  • Social hormone promotes cooperation in risky situations

  • Predicting who will develop multiple sclerosis

  • Older and younger adults surf different brain waves

  • Persistent ADHD associated with overly critical parents

  • Using medical marijuana to stop seizures in kids

  • Millennials say one thing but do another when choosing chocolate

  • New device to get people with paralysis back on their feet

  • Research finds no easy answers to use of drug screening for pain patients

  • Brain scars in multiple sclerosis patients reveal possible cause of taste problems

  •