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The Brain

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

October 2017
News

Despite dearth of data, firms sell brain training as autism antidote

by  /  9 October 2017

Many clinics offer neurofeedback as a therapy for autism, despite little scientific support for the technique.

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Droplet technique probes gene expression in brain tissue

by  /  6 October 2017

A new method offers an efficient way to examine gene expression in individual cells from postmortem brains.

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News

Maternal infection may trigger autism traits via neuronal ‘patches’

by  /  2 October 2017

Patches of overactive neurons in the brains of mice exposed to inflammation in the womb may lead to autism-like features in the mice.

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September 2017
News / Toolbox

Virtual reality provides precise control of animal behavior

by  /  29 September 2017

A new tool can track fish, flies or mice as they navigate a virtual environment and interact with other animal ‘avatars.’

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Dan Kennedy discusses crafting social scenarios to study autism

27 September 2017

Watch the complete replay of Dan Kennedy discussing crafting social scenarios to study autism.

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News

Distinct changes mark brains of people with mutations tied to autism

by  /  27 September 2017

Deletion of 16p11.2, a chromosomal region linked to autism, leads to the enlargement of certain brain structures, whereas duplication of the same region leads to structures that are unusually small.

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Microglia ‘map’ reveals varied roles in young mouse brain

by  /  26 September 2017

Immune cells in the brain called microglia play diverse roles in the mouse embryo but assume a common function by adolescence.

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News

Brain, behavior distinguish autism from language delay

by  /  25 September 2017

Babies with autism show behavioral and brain features that differ from those of babies with language delay.

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Lab-grown spheres yield star-shaped brain cells

by  /  22 September 2017

A new technique allows researchers to generate brain cells called astrocytes and maintain them in culture as they mature.

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Method that maps DNA tags reveals new types of neurons

by  /  15 September 2017

A new technique classifies neurons by surveying chemical tags that turn genes on or off on the neurons’ DNA.

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