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Secretin and Autism : A Clue But Not a Cure

@inproceedings{SchuttSecretinAA,
  title={Secretin and Autism : A Clue But Not a Cure},
  author={C. Schutt}
}
he world of autism has been shaken by NBC's broadcast on Dateline of a film segment documenting the effect of secretin on restoring speech and sociability to autistic children. At first blush, it seems unlikely that an intestinal hormone regulating bicarbonate levels in the stomach in response to a good meal might influence the language centers of the brain so profoundly. However, recent discoveries in neurobiology suggest several ways of thinking about the secretin-autism connection that could… Expand
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