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Oxytocin

Caught In A Lie? Maybe Oxytocin Is To Blame

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — There are lies, damn lies — and the lies that we tell for the sake of others when we are under the influence of oxytocin. Researchers found that after a squirt of the so-called love hormone, volunteers lied more readily about their results in a game […]

March 31, 2014

Drug Reverses Autism Brain Activity In Mice, Study Shows

By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—A generic blood pressure drug could prevent hyperactive brain cell firing associated with early stages of autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study. Injecting pregnant mice with Bumetanide, a diuretic, appears to correct a developmental switch flipped during childbirth that reverses the firing characteristics of neurons in newborns, […]

February 7, 2014