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Autism Associated with Reduced Cellular Adhesion

A new computer simulation of blood clots helps to analyze the millions of interactions that happen in a complex chain

Interesting results of a study are shown below. The main finding being that in a study at the University of California Davis, of 2-4 year old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A signifigant amount showed reduced cellular adhesion in the brain.

 

A new study published in Elsevier’s Biological Psychiatry suggests that autism is associated with reductions in the level of cellular adhesion molecules in the blood, where they play a role in immune function.

Alibaba Reaches $157 Billion In Sales To Become Biggest E-Commerce Company In The World

Alibaba Ecommerce, Used Lab Equipment, TheLabWorldGroup

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sold one trillion RMB worth of goods in 2012, the company announced today.  That’s $157 billion U.S. in gross merchandise volume (GMV), which easily surpasses U.S e-commerce giants Amazon and eBay combined. 

In fact, Alibaba chairman Jack Ma said only two companies have ever recorded annual transaction volumes at this level: Wal-Mart and Alibaba.

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