New Study Shows Kids with Autism Have Higher Levels of Toxic Metals


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The Arizona State University (ASU) researchers report that higher levels of toxic metals are found in children with autism compared with ordinary children.

In a published study from the Biological Trace Element Research journal, these high levels of toxicity harm brain development and function. James Adams, a President's Professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, one of ASU's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, spearheaded the research.

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Social Enterprise HandiConnect Wins Audacious Award in New Zealand


Social Enterprise HandiConnect Wins Audacious Award in New Zealand

Social enterprise, HandiConnect, wins the Audacious-Business Idea competition’s Doing Good category. The company is spearheaded by University of Otago entrepreneurship master’s student Nguyen Cam Van.


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