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Antidepressant Alleviates Autism-Like Symptoms in Mice


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Antidepressant Alleviates Autism-Like Symptoms in Mice

The FDA-approved drug fluoxetine, also known by the brand name Prozac, restored levels of a key neurotransmitter and improved behavior in mice with an autism-like disorder, a new study in the June 21 issue of Science Advances reports.The drug restored in the mice normal levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter communicating messages between nerve cells in the brain. Scientists still have much to learn about serotonin's role in autism spectrum disorder, though previous studies have suggested a link between low levels of the neurotransmitter and ASD symptoms.


By AAAS, USA.


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China’s Scientific Community Works to Improve Science Communications


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China’s Scientific Community Works to Improve Science Communications

Lin Zheng, a leading Chinese communications professional, traveled earlier this spring from Beijing to Wuhan, an ancient city with a growing scientific presence, to address a group of media officers eager to improve their science communication skills. Over the last decade, Lin has coached scientists and engineers from China and other nations about how to most effectively promote scientific discoveries and gain the attention of other scientists, scientific institutions and, most importantly, the public.


By AAAS, USA.


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Taking Stock of Refugee Resettlement: Policy Objectives, Practical Tradeoffs, and the Evidence Base debt


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Taking Stock of Refugee Resettlement: Policy Objectives, Practical Tradeoffs, and the Evidence Base debt

In response to growing humanitarian needs, more governments around the world have turned to resettlement to offer protection to some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees. In Europe, proximity to ongoing humanitarian crises has led the European Union to ramp up its resettlement efforts, including in the form of an EU-wide resettlement scheme and dedicated funding to support Member State initiatives. >


By Migration Policy Institute, , USA.


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