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Society for Neuroscience 2015

SFN 2015

Three autism mouse models marked by defects in same circuit

by  /  8 November 2017
Problems with social interactions stem from faulty wiring of a single circuit spanning distant brain regions, results from three mouse models of autism suggest.
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.
October 2015
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.

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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

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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