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Healthy Living: Looking Inside The Brain For Autism Research

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More than 2 million Americans have autism and studies suggest prevalence rates increase 10% to 17% each year.  

Researchers are getting closer to understanding this mysterious disorder.  
 
Researchers are now studying 3-month-old babies who have siblings with autism.  

 They want to determine if very early alterations in brain cell signaling may precede early clinical symptoms of autism.  

As Michelle Dunaway explains, they're looking inside the brain.