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New technologies analyze brain chemistry to develop treatments for autism

When Matthew Gonzalez was 8 months old, his pediatrician noticed that he was having difficulty moving. Matthew lacked muscle tone and wasn’t breastfeeding properly. His grandfather, a medical pathologist, suggested Matthew’s parents, Oscar Gonzalez and Mercedes Ubaga, take him to what was known then as Miami Children’s Hospital. He was evaluated there and eventually diagnosed with a severe case of autism. He has been a patient there ever since.

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