Oxytocin for autism?

Dr. Larry J. Young, faculty member in NS and PBEE, is mentioned in Scientist for his social neuroscience.

In mutant mice that exhibit many of the characteristics of human autism spectrum disorders, including social deficiency, have more interactions with fellow mice when given a dose of oxytocin.

"It's very exciting. They created a mouse model of autism . . . that had social deficits, and they found that if they gave oxytocin, it would rescue those social deficits," said Young who was not involved in the research highlighted in the article.

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