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Meet Milo, a robot helping kids with autism

RoboKind's humanoid robot Milo is used to teach social skills to children with autism. Bridget Carey also looks at a few ways today's working robots are more people-friendly.

By May 13, 2015

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Meet Milo, a robot helping kids with autism

RoboKind's humanoid robot Milo is used to teach social skills to children with autism. Bridget Carey also looks at the ways in which today's working robots are more people-friendly.

By May 13, 2015

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Microsoft launches program to hire people with autism

Software giant announces a pilot program to hire people with autism for full-time positions at its headquarters.

By April 6, 2015

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Doctors could grow tiny versions of human brains

Scientists from Stanford University figure out a way to make "human cortical spheroids," little balls of brain cells that could offer insights into the complexities of our actual gray matter.

By June 2, 2015

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J.J. Abrams and Chewbacca take the Twizzler Challenge

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams shares an intimate moment with known fuzzball Chewbacca on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

By April 22, 2015

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Brain scans could one day help diagnose autism earlier

Researchers say MRI scans show very specific brain activity that could help diagnose autism and aid people in determining early treatment options.

By October 17, 2013

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Human DNA gives mice bigger brains

Injecting mouse embryos with a human DNA sequence leads to a marked increase in brain size -- and may provide insights into Alzheimer's.

By February 22, 2015

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Hacking for autism: Apps to help everyone on the spectrum

Developers gather at a weekend hackathon to use natural language processing, Kinect tech, Google Glass, and big data to help people with autism live a more self-sufficient life.

By July 22, 2013

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Classic game Pong pings diagnoses of brain disorders

Technically Incorrect: Researchers from the University of Chicago say that the 1970s Atari game can help in understanding how eyes move and therefore whether there might be clues into diagnosing diseases such as Parkinson's.

By January 23, 2015

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MRI reveals kids with autism may find human voices irritating

Using MRI to measure brain activity, researchers at Stanford find that kids with autism have a weaker connection between language and reward centers than kids without autism.

By June 18, 2013