Female mice can withstand a maternal antibody that triggers brain abnormalities and autism-like behaviors in males. But additional immune challenges spell trouble.
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A new imaging technique detects specific groups of firing neurons in the brains of moving mice, enabling scientists to study brain activity linked to a particular behavior.
Some traits of fragile X syndrome may be due to problems with mitochondria, the cell’s energy factories.
A new mobile app enhances scientific images by displaying augmented-reality renderings of the complete data over printed figures.
A single dose of cannabidiol, a component of marijuana, eases seizures and improves learning and sociability in mice with mutations in an autism gene called CDKL5.
A method that visualizes nascent and migrating neurons in the mouse brain may shed light on brain development in autistic people.
Neurons derived from autistic people with enlarged brains show extensive damage to long genes.
A new computational method sifts true mutations from spurious ones in a single cell’s genome.
Problems with the minute ‘factories’ that yield energy for cells — the mitochondria — may contribute to learning problems and other traits of fragile X syndrome.