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Questions for Larry Young: Oxytocin's Promise for Autism

Research and Autism News News By State Autism Treatment News

April 14, 2015- "Questions for Larry Young: Oxytocin's Promise for Autism"- Larry Young is the director of the Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition at Emory University. Young helped to discover the link between oxytocin and bonding in a rodent called the prairie vole. He found that these voles have more brain receptors for oxytocin than do their more promiscuous peers, hinting that the hormone helps promote stable relationships.  In this interview, Young discusses the history of oxytocin as a potential autism treatment and the future of oxytocin research as it pertains to the autism.