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Researchers have found a way to predict autism in infants

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental disorders which leads to significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges for the person suffering from ASD. Thus autistic children are often self absorbed in their own world. They are generally unable to communicate and interact properly with others. Autistic children may have difficulty in developing language skills and understanding what others say to them. Studies show that early detection of the disorder can make a significant effect on its treatment. So detecting and treating autism it as early as possible is very important. Researchers now can detect Autism in children A recent study was published last week in a leading science journal. The study states that it is now possible to identify which infants with older siblings with autism, will be diagnosed with autism at 24 months of age. The study made use of Magnetic-Resonance Imaging (MRI). The study was done at the University of North Carolina in USA. It used the scans taken at 6 months, 12 months and 2 years to examine the brains of infants at high risk of autism. The researchers were able to predict with an 80 percent accuracy rate which babies who had an older sibling with autism would be later diagnosed with the disorder. A senior researcher felt that early brain development biomarkers could be very useful in identifying babies at the highest risk for autism before behavioral symptoms emerge. Experts in the field feel that this is a path-breaking breakthrough in the treatment of Autism in children. With early detection treatment […]