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Game On for Autism Research at Mass General

Researchers at the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital are exploring how commercial technologies might help children with autism communicate. The project is being supported by Game On For Autism Research (GoFAR, www.GoFarFoundation.org ), a non-profit founded by impassioned teenager Jamie Menhall from BU Academy High School in Boston. The Potential of Affinity Therapy “Affinity therapy” […]

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Why Autistic Individuals Avoid Eye Contact

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. June 2017: More Than Meets the Eye: Researchers Find Eye Contact Causes Stress and Overactivation in the Brains of Autistic Individuals They […]

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More Than Meets the Eye: Researchers Find Eye Contact Causes Stress and Overactivation in the Brains of Autistic Individuals

They say that eyes are the windows to the soul, but for individuals with autism, a lack of eye contact can reveal much more. A team of investigators based at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has shed light on why those with autism often avoid looking others in the eyes. […]

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Five Things to Know: The Blood-Brain Barrier, Intestinal Permeability and Autism

In this new series, we’ll provide you with five things you need to know about breaking research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers from the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) recently came out with a study published in Molecular Autism. […]

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