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The Brain

Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.

November 2017
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New method muffles noise from body movements in brain scans

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A new software program can correct for the confound introduced by head movements and breathing.

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Imaging study links immune genes to anxiety

by  /  12 November 2017

Mice missing any of 11 genes involved in the immune response show differences in brain anatomy that track with anxiety.

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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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Light-based method controls inhibitory neurons in macaques

by  /  12 November 2017

Researchers have used light to manipulate neurons that dampen brain activity in rhesus macaques.

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Map of mouse brain draws sharp boundaries around structures

by  /  12 November 2017

A new anatomical map of a mouse brain shows the precise position and structural detail of various brain regions.

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Brain imaging reveals brain stem alterations in children with autism

by  /  12 November 2017

Children with autism show different patterns of connectivity than controls do in the brain stem regions associated with balance.

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Gene therapy technique prevents seizures in Angelman mice

by  /  12 November 2017

Introducing the gene UBE3A into neurons that dampen brain activity prevents seizures in a mouse model of Angelman syndrome.

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Human ‘mini-brains’ make themselves at home in mice

by  /  11 November 2017

Spheres of brain cells derived from people and implanted into mouse brains recruit blood vessels and integrate with mouse neurons.

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‘Brainbow’ illuminates human brain cells in living color

by  /  11 November 2017

A team of scientists has applied ‘Brainbow’ — a popular tool for painting individual brain cells of lab animals in distinct colors — to the human brain.

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Reactions from SfN 2017

by  /  9 November 2017

Spectrum heads to Washington, D.C., to cover the annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

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