After five days and more than 13,000 abstracts, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., has drawn to a close.
Men and women with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition, are at increased risk of having a child with autism.
Researchers have mapped how immune cells in the brain called microglia change with age in mice.
The hormones oxytocin and vasopressin promote social interactions in male monkeys but make female monkeys more aggressive than usual.
Young adults with autism who have intense sensitivity to taste show increased activation in social areas of the brain when they taste something sweet.
Eye-tracking studies cement monkeys’ promise for studying autism and related conditions.
The same techniques that generate images of smoke, clouds and fantastic beasts in movies can render neurons and brain structures in fine-grained detail.
The drug mavoglurant has no effect on a brain circuit involved in social behavior in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. That may explain its poor performance in people with the condition.
Researchers have charted billions of synapses in the mouse brain and sorted them by type.
A chemical that doctors use to create contrast on X-rays also yields clear images of neurons in the brains of living mice.
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