Salk Researchers Find Hallmarks of Early Brain Overgrowth in Cells of People with Autism (image) Salk Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Neurons derived from people with autism spectrum disorder, shown in the bottom panel, form fewer inhibitory connections, shown in the red stain, compared to those derived from healthy individuals (top panel). The total number of neurons that researchers were able to generate was about the same between the two groups. Credit Salk Institute Usage Restrictions with credit and related coverage Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.