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  • ST. LOUIS, MO—Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are searching for answers to autism in a new way. They have created lab-grown mice using the blood cells of a a young man who is autistic. They are the first in the world to mirror the missing gene that causes autism and may be key to finding ways to treat the disorder.
  • COLUMBUS, OH—A new three-drug combination developed at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center may boost the immune systems of patients undergoing stem cell transplantation. Initial study results showed that 88% of patients remained in remission one year post-treatment completion, a dramatic increase in relapse-free survival compared to the expected 45%.