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New study suggests treatment possibility for autism

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WASHINGTON - People with autism have too many synapses -- the connectors by which brain cells send and receive signals -- according to a new study that may point to a treatment for the complex disorder. 

A boy plays with soap bubbles during a charity event for children with autism, in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 28, 2013

The extra synapses in autistic brains are the result not of overproduction, but of a failure in the normal process of discarding old and degraded cells.

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