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Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.

November 2017
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‘Fragile’ behaviors mar studies of popular autism mouse model

by  /  13 November 2017

Researchers should proceed with caution when studying the behavior of one of the most popular mouse models of autism: the fragile X mouse model.

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Realistic social test identifies new language area in brain

by  /  13 November 2017

A test designed to capture the dynamic back-and-forth of conversation suggests the existence of a new language area in the brain.

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Study of recurring beeps supports ‘magical world’ theory of autism

by  /  12 November 2017

Children with autism do not predict repeating sights and sounds, even after experiencing them dozens of times over a few minutes.

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Soothing sensory sensitivity may ease social problems in mice

by  /  12 November 2017

A treatment delivered to neurons that mediate touch can ease anxiety and social problems in two mouse models of autism.

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SHANK3 zebrafish may be too cool for schools

by  /  12 November 2017

Zebrafish lacking the autism-linked gene SHANK3 show little social interest and other behavioral abnormalities.

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Motor problems in autism persist into adulthood

by  /  11 November 2017

Young adults with autism have an unusual gait and problems with fine motor skills.

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Melatonin gains momentum as sleep aid for people with autism

by  /  10 November 2017

A new formulation of the hormone melatonin seems to improve sleep in some children with autism.

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Three autism mouse models marked by defects in same circuit

by  /  8 November 2017

Problems with social interactions stem from faulty wiring of a single circuit spanning distant brain regions, results from three mouse models of autism suggest.

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In autism, intelligence scores may not predict school success

by  /  6 November 2017

Many children with autism do better in school than their intelligence scores would predict, and about 16 percent do worse.

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Simple recipe dishes up realistic ‘mini-brains’

by  /  3 November 2017

A simple method for growing spheres of brain cells yields more realistic replicas of the brain than traditional techniques do.

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