A trio of drugs eases repetitive behaviors in mice by activating a brain region involved in motor control.
Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.
Young adults with autism who have intense sensitivity to taste show increased activation in social areas of the brain when they taste something sweet.
A chemical that doctors use to create contrast on X-rays also yields clear images of neurons in the brains of living mice.
A person’s ability to distinguish similar syllables by sight and sound correlates with how sensitive she is to sensory stimuli.
Sophisticated animal models — including a new rat model — are revealing how maternal antibodies contribute to autism risk.
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.
Mouse pups exposed to an immune response in the womb show autism-like behaviors and altered gene expression in brain cells called microglia.
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