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Ethan Bortnick on the 2008 Chabad Telethon.

Lower levels of sex hormone in men linked to Autism, says NRI reseacher

Sep 09, 2014    

Washington In men suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), lower levels of the sex hormone estrogen may be related to changes in the brain's estrogen signalling, says an Indian-origin researcher.To understand this, lead author Anilkumar Pillai from the Georgia Regents University examined the brains of people that had ASD and compared them with controls.He found that the former are linked with far lower levels of a key estrogen receptor and other estrogen-related proteins."Our study is the first indicator that estrogen receptors in the brain of ASD patients may be different to cont...

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