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Tag: oxytocin

November 2015

Oxytocin boosts social skills in young children with autism

by  /  6 November 2015

Inhaling puffs of the hormone oxytocin modestly improves social behaviors, the first trial of the hormone in children with autism has found.

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October 2015

Prairie vole study digs up link between Prozac, oxytocin

by  /  21 October 2015

Prairie vole pups exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine in the womb show autism-like behaviors and lose some receptors for oxytocin and vasopressin.

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By chemically tagging genes, sex hormones shape brain

by ,  /  19 October 2015

The environment’s influence on gene expression can vary by sex and affect autism’s expression.

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Social hormone may lead to solo outlook in monkey brains

by  /  19 October 2015

Contrary to its reputation, oxytocin may make monkeys less interested in others’ actions and more focused on their own.

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August 2015

Brain hormone levels linked to social deficits in autism

by  /  28 August 2015

Children with autism who have low vasopressin levels struggle to understand the thoughts of others.

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June 2015
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2015

Spotted: Rebranding oxytocin; marsupial madness

by  /  26 June 2015

The ‘love hormone’ oxytocin needs a scientific makeover, and left-handed kangaroos don’t have autism.

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May 2015

Oxytocin sails into trials for Phelan-McDermid syndrome

by  /  14 May 2015

The hormone oxytocin is proceeding into clinical trials for people with the autism-linked disorder Phelan-McDermid syndrome, researchers revealed yesterday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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April 2015

Questions for Larry Young: Oxytocin’s promise for autism

by  /  14 April 2015

Understanding how oxytocin works in the brain will help researchers cut through the hype surrounding the infamous ‘love hormone’ and translate it into a treatment for autism, says Larry Young.

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February 2015
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2015

Spotted: Maladjusted foals; Kanner controversy

by  /  13 February 2015

Some newborn horses have features of autism, and researchers argue over who first described the disorder.

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Mouse study bolsters case for oxytocin in autism

by  /  2 February 2015

Oxytocin has long been eyed as a treatment for autism, but trials in people with the disorder have yielded conflicting results. A new study bolsters the case for the so-called ‘trust hormone’ as an autism therapy, finding that it eases social deficits in a mouse model of the disorder.

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