Study links scent hormone to autism and psychosocial conditions

02/25/2010 | Scotsman (Edinburgh), The

Researchers found that animals lose their ability to form "social memories" when the vasopressin hormone, which enables animals to identify each other by their scent, fails to function properly. The finding could help scientists gain a better understanding of certain kinds of autism and social phobia.

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