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Society for Neuroscience 2015

SFN 2015

Network analysis gives clues to other ailments in autism

by  /  25 October 2016
Genes linked to autism are associated with a variety of other ailments, including cancer, heart conditions, autoimmune disorders and gut problems.
SFN 2015

Maternal immune molecule triggers autism symptoms in male mice

by  /  7 November 2015
Rare antibodies taken from the blood of women who have a child with autism cause brain structure changes and autism-like symptoms in male mice.
SFN 2015

For autism mouse models, gender matters

by  /  22 October 2015
The mutation that leads to Angelman syndrome may affect the brains of female mice more severely than those of male mice.
October 2015
SFN 2015

Male mice more vulnerable to tilt of gut-brain axis

by  /  22 October 2015

Early disruption of the microbes that inhabit the gut can alter a mouse’s sociability long term.

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SFN 2015

Over-synched brains trigger out-of-step social behavior

by  /  22 October 2015

People with autism show excessively synchronized activity between brain regions while conversing with others.

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SFN 2015

Three autism mouse models marked by defects in same circuit

by  /  22 October 2015

Problems with social interactions stem from faulty wiring of a single circuit spanning distant brain regions, results from three mouse models of autism suggest.

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SFN 2015

Autism model reveals brain processes behind ‘super’ skills

by  /  21 October 2015

Structural changes in the connections between neurons may underlie the enhanced learning and motor skills of a mouse model of autism.

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SFN 2015

Double-dose mutation in language gene points to new syndrome

by  /  21 October 2015

Researchers have defined a new syndrome that results from carrying two mutated copies of CNTNAP2, a gene linked to autism.

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SFN 2015

Environmental double hit may induce seizures, autism behaviors

by  /  21 October 2015

The combination of prenatal stress and a preterm labor drug may elicit seizures and autism-like behaviors in rat pups.

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SFN 2015

Female hormone gives male finches keen ear for song

by  /  21 October 2015

An infusion of estrogen increases activity in the brains of male zebra finches when they hear their own or others’ songs.

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SFN 2015

Lab gearing up to screen candidate drugs for Rett syndrome

by  /  21 October 2015

Researchers have established a battery of robust rodent assays to screen treatments for Rett syndrome.

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SFN 2015

Monkey models march into autism research arena

by  /  21 October 2015

Overcoming profound technical challenges, researchers may be well on their way to making a troop of monkey models for studying autism and related conditions

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SFN 2015

Mouse project aims to tackle autism’s genetic diversity

by  /  21 October 2015

Tracking dozens of autism-related behaviors in nearly 200 strains of mice, researchers are linking the behaviors to specific genetic regions.

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