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Washington University School of Medicine

Receptors Linked to Autism

Caption: Learning, social interaction and other mental functions in people with autism may be affected by receptors inside brain cells, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine have learned. The type of receptor they studied glows green on the surface of this cell. Inside the cell it covers a membrane that is stained red.

Credit: Yuh-Jiin I. Jong

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