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ScienceDaily: Autism News

Rise in disability benefits for children with mental disorders consistent with population trends

Posted: 09 Sep 2015 09:50 AM PDT

The percentage of poor children who received federal disability benefits for at least one of 10 major mental disorders increased from 1.88 percent in 2004 to 2.09 percent in 2013, and such growth is consistent with and proportionate to trends in the prevalence of diagnosed mental disorders among children in the general US population, says a new report.

Stem cell-derived 'mini-brains' reveal potential drug treatment for rare disorder

Posted: 08 Sep 2015 10:33 AM PDT

Using 'mini-brains' built with induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with a rare, but devastating, neurological disorder, researchers say they have identified a drug candidate that appears to 'rescue' dysfunctional cells by suppressing a critical genetic alteration.

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