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New study reveals visual working memory may provide clues to autism’s social struggles

Poor visual working memory can play an important role in the struggles experienced by autistic children, according to a new study. The aim of this study was to compare the working memory profiles of autistic children with typically developing children. The results suggest that children with autism have much worse visual working memory compared to typically developing students. Autism News — ScienceDaily

Experimental drug treatment for Rett syndrome suggests disorder is reversible, mouse study shows

A strikingly new approach for treating Rett syndrome has been developed by scientists, a devastating autism spectrum disorder. In their report, the researchers demonstrate that treatment with small-molecule drug candidates significantly extends lifespan in male mice that model Rett and ameliorates several behavioral symptoms in females. Autism News — ScienceDaily