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Old 01-04-2012, 08:52 PM
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Default sAPP-α May Effect Autism

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A new finding suggests that Autism is caused by abnormal levels of sAPP-α protein fragments found in the blood.

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"Our work suggests that the negative effects of elevated sAPP-α on the adaptive immune system is a novel mechanism underlying certain forms of autism," concluded Dr. Tan, who holds the Silver Chair in Developmental Neurobiology. "The findings also add support to the role of sAPP-α in the T-cell response."...
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What's the actual article, as published in a scientific journal?
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It is a link within the link.
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They make quite a few interesting points. There will probably need to be a good more research before they can pin it down, though. I am remaining a tad skeptical, they used a very roundabout method to prove their hypothesis.
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