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Saliva Test Shows Promise For Diagnosing Autism

February 25, 2015

With the publication of a new study, a saliva test one day may provide a way to diagnose autism early in children. The study, published in the journal Autism Research, is the first showing that protein levels in the saliva of children with autism spectrum disorder differ from those without it, according to researchers at Clarkson University. "We are the first in the world who proposed a protein complex as a potential biomarker signature, which gives us information not only about the proteins, their relative quantities and their modifications, but also about their interactions with other proteins," said Costel C. Darie, a lead author of the study and a Clarkson assistant professor of chemistry and biomolecular science. To read more, click here

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