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Building the best brain

Building the best brain

September 24, 2013

Research on synapse stabilization could aid understanding of autism, schizophrenia, intellectual disability When we’re born, our brains aren’t very organized. Every brain cell talks to lots of other nearby cells, sending and receiving signals across connections called synapses. But as we grow and learn, things get a bit more stable. The

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Autism social skills curriculum goes global

Autism social skills curriculum goes global

October 19, 2012

A manual that provides lessons and hands-on activities for children with autism to learn essential social skills is now benefiting a new audience – young people in Taiwan. Judith Coucouvanis, MA, APRN, BC, a psychiatric nurse practitioner and clinical specialist at the U-M Department of Psychiatry,

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