A trio of drugs eases repetitive behaviors in mice by activating a brain region involved in motor control.
Mouse pups exposed to an immune response in the womb show autism-like behaviors and altered gene expression in brain cells called microglia.
Researchers should proceed with caution when studying the behavior of one of the most popular mouse models of autism: the fragile X mouse model.
A treatment delivered to neurons that mediate touch can ease anxiety and social problems in two mouse models of autism.
Many adolescents with autism experience catatonia, a quantifiable decline in motor ability.
Mice with an extra copy of UBE3A, a gene linked to autism, have learning problems and anxiety, and are prone to seizures and fine-motor problems.
Monkeys with a mutation in the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, have social difficulties and repetitive behaviors.
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