Tag: striatum

May 2017
News

Altered circuit may underlie repetitive behaviors in autism

by  /  13 May 2017

A brain circuit that controls movement is altered in people with autism, a postmortem brain study suggests.

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March 2017
illustration of person with autism struggling with addiction
Features / Deep Dive

Autism’s hidden habit

by  /  1 March 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that people with autism don’t get hooked on alcohol or other drugs, but new evidence suggests otherwise.

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February 2017
News

Rats with mutant SHANK genes show autism-like behaviors

by  /  16 February 2017

Researchers have engineered two new rats with mutations in a family of genes that function at neuronal junctions, they reported today at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta.

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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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August 2016
News / Toolbox

Maps reveal genetic landscape of developing monkey brain

by  /  12 August 2016

Researchers have charted gene expression in the brains of rhesus macaques from before birth into adulthood.

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January 2016
News

Neighboring mutations in gene may spawn separate conditions

by  /  25 January 2016

Two seemingly similar mutations in the SHANK3 gene have divergent effects on the brain and behavior.

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November 2015
News

Newly named player in gene expression may be key in autism

by  /  23 November 2015

A chemical tag on DNA that has risen to prominence only in the past few years is altered in people with autism, suggest results from an autism mouse model.

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October 2015
News

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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August 2015
News / Toolbox

Remote control for rodent behavior dispenses drugs

by  /  19 August 2015

A new device lets researchers wirelessly stimulate the brains of rodents as they explore their cages, and can deliver drugs at the same time. Its use could identify brain circuits that mediate autism-like behaviors.

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June 2015
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Atlas charts gene activity in developing monkey brains

by  /  10 June 2015

Researchers have for the first time mapped gene expression in the rhesus macaque brain from birth through adulthood. The atlas illuminates the expression patterns of genes likely to be important in autism.

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