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Sep 12, 2013 12:59 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News

The "love hormone" could help treat autism

A new study finds that oxytocin plays a large role in how people and animals interact socially.

Researchers found when the production of oxytocin was blocked in mice, they stopped hanging out with their cage mates. Drugs that act to boost the hormone are not yet available. Researchers say these findings could eventually lead to treatment of disease like autism or other neurological disorders.

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