An experimental drug improves sensory sensitivities in fragile X model mice — but only if it’s administered after certain brain circuits have formed, according to a new unpublished study.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Angie Voyles Askham
Inherited genetic factors for autism influence brain development, new studies of autistic children and their younger siblings reveal.
The approach, tested in mice, selectively boosts the expression of the autism-linked gene SCN1A in a subgroup of inhibitory cells.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 6 June.
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The chair and co-chair of the Student and Trainee Committee for the International Society for Autism Research share their advice for early-career researchers.
For decades, many researchers who study nonhuman primates kept quiet about their work, concerned about the extreme actions taken by some animal welfare activists. But a growing number are speaking more openly about the importance of their work in an attempt to take back the narrative.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 16 May.