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

November 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Electronic glow may disrupt sleep for people on the spectrum

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Exposure to certain types of light at night may exacerbate sleep issues among people with autism.

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Note to autism scientists: Control for z’s

by  /  13 November 2017

Differences in sleep and circadian rhythm may distort the results of autism studies.

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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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Researchers simulate neuron down to sub-micron detail

by  /  13 November 2017

A software program can simulate a neuron with realistic 3-D detail in a matter of hours.

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Maternal immune response may render brain vulnerable to injury

by  /  12 November 2017

Mouse brains exposed to inflammation in the womb become more susceptible to a second challenge.

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Distinct set of genes controls brain activity in people with autism

by  /  12 November 2017

A different set of genes regulates brain activity in people with autism than the set involved in controls.

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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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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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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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