30 Jan Brain Imaging in Babies May Help Predict Autism
It is 2018 after all and according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine, the brain scans can predict autism in babies before symptoms show up. Brain imaging can predict it with more than 96 percent accuracy.
Coauthor on the study Joseph Piven of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine said:
This new paper focused on how brain regions are synchronized with each other at one-time point (six months) to predict at an even younger age which babies would develop autism as toddlers. The more we understand about the brain before symptoms appear, the better prepared we will be to help children and their families.
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