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Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

December 18, 2019

Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

For many years, some parents have noticed that their autistic children’s behavioral symptoms diminished when they had a fever. This phenomenon has been documented in at least two large-scale studies over the past 15 years, but it was unclear why fever would have such an effect.

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Supporting students in Puerto Rico after a hurricane’s devastation

December 12, 2019

Supporting students in Puerto Rico after a hurricane’s devastation

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Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Héctor De Jesús-Cortés was vacationing on the island with his wife, Edmarie Guzmán-Vélez. “Worst vacation ever, but it actually turned out to be the most important in my life,” says De Jesús-Cortés.

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