Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 15 August.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Angie Voyles Askham
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 8 August.
Through a website called Stories of Women in Neuroscience, Nancy Padilla-Coreano aims to shift biases in the field, one conversation at a time.
People’s brains have a larger network of inhibitory interneurons than mouse brains do, according to a new study. Changes to that network could contribute to autism or other conditions, says lead investigator Moritz Helmstaedter.
Deletion of the 22q11.2 chromosomal region alters the expression of numerous autism- and schizophrenia-linked genes, most of which are not contained within the deleted region, a new study suggests.
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.