A Brain Marker of Autism Risk is Flagged by Ultrasound

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized
2 Mar 2013

At Mitchigan State University, researchers have found that newborns with low-birth weight are seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism later in childhood, if ultrasound right after birth showed enlarged ventricles (brain cavities holding spinal fluid).

This finding may lead to early detection of autism. The early detection will allow early intervention before babies show clear symptoms. Read more about the research here: www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/ultrasound-flags-autism-risk-low-birth-weight-infants

As we all know early intervention is key to improving a condition with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Read my article published in San Jose Mercury News: autism-tips.com/?p=1251

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