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New autism study conducted at UR

Updated: 07/29/2014 7:54 PM
Created: 07/29/2014 7:53 PM WHEC.com

It is encouraging news for people who are touched by autism. A University of Rochester team studied a brain receptor in mice. Researchers found that mice without the receptor, displayed autistic behaviors.

The lead researcher says further studies are needed, but the findings could provide new ways to test drugs for autism.

Dr. Louis Papa, from UR Medicine, talked with Lia Lando about how the study was done and what it means for people on the autism spectrum. To see the interview, press play on the video player.

To read more about the study, click here.





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