Autism researcher Christopher Gillberg of the University of Gothenburg.

Abnormalities in certain genes could cause autism: Research With colleagues from a global research group Together, autism researcher Christopher Gillberg of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has found in a new study that autism can be partially explained by abnormalities using genes. The group’s outcomes could, over time, pave the real way for more appropriate treatments designed for autism. Prestigious journal Nature is publishing an article co-authored by Christopher Gillberg of the Unit for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, and member of the Autism Genome Task research group.We used a multivariate Poisson regression analysis with robust standard errors to investigate our three primary clinically informed hypotheses: that mortality was connected with older age, an elevated interval from symptom starting point until presentation to cure facility, and an elevated viral load.11,12 We examined survival according to age group using a scatter plot and 5-year age bins to determine the most appropriate dichotomous age comparisons. We log-transformed viral loads for primary comparisons among survivors and nonsurvivors and performed sensitivity analyses dichotomizing viral loads using two sets of values , and R software, version 2.15.1.