Cells derived from the skin of boys and men with autism share a host of unusual characteristics.
Manipulating MeCP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome, has revealed two neuron types as crucial contributors to the condition.
Jill Escher is on a mission to spur research into how chemicals in the environment may influence risk for autism.
Mice with mutations in SHANK3, a leading autism candidate, may lack the neural wiring that would compel them to seek social contact.
Molecules that protect the body from infection may be needed for mice to socialize with their peers, a finding that bolsters the link between the immune system and autism.
A few years ago, Elizabeth Jaffee, professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, probably wouldn’t have imagined that she would team up with an aerospace engineer to advance her research on cancer therapies.
Brain cells derived from the skin of boys and men with autism share a host of unusual characteristics. The features include impaired signaling through a pathway that controls cell growth1. The findings suggest that glitches in this pathway, known as WNT, cause developing brain cells to grow too rapidly, and contribute to the unusually large […]
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