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The Brain

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

November 2017
News / Toolbox

Tool taps sound waves to trace seizure activity in newborns

by  /  9 November 2017

A new ultrasound device provides high-resolution movies of blood flow through the brains of infants.

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News

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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News / Toolbox

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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Cells spun from baby teeth implicate astrocytes in autism

by  /  2 November 2017

In children with autism, star-shaped brain cells may release inflammatory molecules that harm neurons.

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Features / Deep Dive

Banking on brains for clues to autism

by  /  1 November 2017

New initiatives aim to increase brain donations for autism research and maximize what scientists can learn from these precious specimens.

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October 2017
News

Brain scans reveal subtypes of fragile X syndrome in boys

by  /  30 October 2017

Differences in brain structure may distinguish boys with relatively mild features of fragile X syndrome from those with a severe form of the condition.

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News / Toolbox

Maps chart inhibitory neurons across mouse brain

by  /  27 October 2017

The numbers and types of neurons that dampen brain signals vary by brain region and sex.

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Brain signals hint at speech delay in babies at high autism risk

by  /  23 October 2017

Some infants who have an older sibling with autism show weak brain signals at 3 months of age.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: James McPartland discusses biomarkers for autism

31 January 2018

Reserve your spot for this webinar. Register now.

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Two drugs ease features of autism syndromes in mice

by  /  11 October 2017

Drugs that block certain brain enzymes could help treat two conditions associated with autism.

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