People With Autism Share Common Pattern Of Brain Inflammation

December 10, 2014 8:05 PM

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People With Autism Share Common Pattern Of Brain Inflammation

While science has yet to pinpoint the exact cause of autism, a new study reveals that the brains of people with the disorder share a common pattern of inflammation from an overactive immune response.

"There are many different ways of getting autism, but we found that they all have the same downstream effect," Dan Arking, Ph.D., an associate professor in the McKusick-Nathans Institute for Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said in a statement. "What we don't know ...

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