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Scientists Identify Area of Brain Affected by Autism

A team of scientists in Dublin has found that a particular region of the brain reacts differently to stimuli in those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The team believe that their findings could be useful in devising new therapies for those afflicted with ASD.

The research team, led by Dr. Joshua Henk Balsters, a neurologist with ETH Zürich, sought to discover more effective treatments for autism, according to Independent.ie, as, “whenever we have spoken with parents of children with autism, interaction is something that parents find very sad or very difficult.”

Balsters’ team, composed of scientists from Ireland, Switzerland, and the UK, performed MRI scans on the brains of people with ASD, and on control subjects with no neural disorders. Balsters found a difference in activity between the two groups in a specific part of the brain.

Over 100 Inmates Reportedly Escape Prison in Philippines Following Armed Attack

At least 132 inmates have fled the prison in the city of Kidapawan, Philippines following a gunman attack on Wednesday, local media reported.

At least one North Cotabato District Jail guard has been killed in the attack which took place at 1:16 a.m. (17:16 GMT Tuesday), CNN Philippines reported.

Prison authorities believe that a breakaway group of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was behind the attack.