Diet, exercise and sleep linked to high risk of cardiovascular disease in autistic people

Autistic people have far greater risks of long term physical health conditions than others, but the reasons for this remain unclear. New research from the University of Cambridge suggests that unhealthy lifestyle habits may be an important contributing factor. The results are published today in the journal Molecular Autism. Earlier research suggests that autistic people…

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CDK inhibitors may improve immune therapy effectiveness for recurrent breast cancer

Recurrent, metastatic breast cancer resists treatment and is usually fatal. These tumors often have low numbers of immune cells in them, which renders immune therapies less effective for the disease. This preclinical study suggests that drugs called CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitors may make immune-cell therapies an effective option for treating recurrent ER-positive metastatic breast cancer.…

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For twins, gesture and speech go hand-in-hand in language development

ATLANTA–Gestures–such as pointing or waving–go hand in hand with a child’s first words, and twins lag behind single children in producing and using those gestures, two studies from Georgia State University psychology researchers show. Twins produce fewer gestures and gesture to fewer objects than other children, said principal researcher Seyda Ozcaliskan, an associate professor in…

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