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Hormone May Improve Behavior in Autistic Children

Scientists say a hormone called oxytocin appears to improve brain functioning in children with autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder that can be marked by limited social interaction, repetitive behaviors and, occasionally, violent outbursts.   The study investigating the effect of oxytocin in autistic children stemmed from observations of the tiny prairie vole, a mouse-sized rodent that lives in the grasslands of the United States and Canada.  Oxytocin promotes bonding between...

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