Tag: mouse models

November 2016
Mouse brain hippocampus
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New mice expose consequences of key autism gene

by  /  17 November 2016

Mice with an extra copy of the autism risk gene UBE3A have cognitive deficits and anxiety, but do not show any core features of the condition.

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Gene on chromosome 16 may be valuable player in autism

by  /  17 November 2016

Deleting one copy of a gene called MVP impairs the brain's ability to adapt to changes in the environment.

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Autism treatments may normalize brain volume in adult mice

by  /  17 November 2016

The effects of autism mutations on brain volume might be reversible, even in a mature brain.

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Parade of mice with top autism mutation puzzles scientists

by  /  16 November 2016

Mice missing one copy of a top autism gene show many of the features seen in people with the mutation — but not social deficits.

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Reward protein may protect females from autism mutation

by  /  15 November 2016

Female mice with a large deletion linked to autism may compensate for its loss by upping the levels of a key protein.

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Lightweight ‘Miniscope’ lights up mouse brains around the globe

by  /  14 November 2016

More than 100 labs in 17 countries have built miniaturized microscopes that plug into the brains of mice.

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Study tracks connectivity in autism mice as they grow up

by  /  13 November 2016

Two mouse models of autism have distinct patterns of brain connectivity that emerge at different times.

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Autism mice have unusually symmetrical brains

by  /  12 November 2016

Mice that carry mutations linked to autism are less likely than controls to show size differences between right and left brain regions.

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Mice in a house in a lab environment
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Questions for Timothy Murphy: Mice take selfies of their brains

by  /  8 November 2016

By coaching mice to position themselves under a microscope, researchers can regularly peer into their brains without disrupting the rodents’ social life.

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October 2016
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Study pins down biological basis of rare autism-linked syndrome

by  /  27 October 2016

Subsets of neurons lacking a gene called RAI1 contribute to Smith-Magenis syndrome, a rare condition related to autism.

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