New research suggests brain imaging may help in diagnosing Autism - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

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New research suggests brain imaging may help in diagnosing Autism

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Brain imaging might someday help in diagnosing Autism. 

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia say kids with Autism-Spectrum disorder process sound and language a fraction of a second slower than other kids. The delay is described about as long as a blink-of-an-eye.

Researchers say that they can see it with brain imaging called MEG, which detects magnetic fields in the brain.  The science has a long way to go, but researchers think it might someday become a standardized way to diagnose Autism, even in infancy.

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