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A Matter of Touch: Researchers Uncover A New Source of Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Researchers have identified a new source for the symptoms of touch overreactivity in some individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

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Game On for Autism Research at Mass General

Researchers at the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital are exploring how commercial technologies might help children with autism communicate. The project is being supported by Game On For Autism Research (GoFAR, www.GoFarFoundation.org ), a non-profit founded by impassioned teenager Jamie Menhall from BU Academy High School in Boston. The Potential of Affinity Therapy “Affinity therapy” […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Why Autistic Individuals Avoid Eye Contact

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. June 2017: More Than Meets the Eye: Researchers Find Eye Contact Causes Stress and Overactivation in the Brains of Autistic Individuals They […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Autism and the Blood-Brain Barrier

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. February 2017: Five Things to Know: The Blood-Brain Barrier, Intestinal Permeability and Autism Researchers from the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts […]

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More Than Meets the Eye: Researchers Find Eye Contact Causes Stress and Overactivation in the Brains of Autistic Individuals

They say that eyes are the windows to the soul, but for individuals with autism, a lack of eye contact can reveal much more. A team of investigators based at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has shed light on why those with autism often avoid looking others in the eyes. […]

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