Researchers have used transcranial magnetic stimulation to show that people with fragile X syndrome have weak ‘inhibitory’ signals, those that dampen neuronal activity in the brain.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Combining a brain imaging technique with a neuron stimulation method can reveal how activity at one site travels through neural networks in the brain.
A software program can simulate a neuron with realistic 3-D detail in a matter of hours.
Mouse brains exposed to inflammation in the womb become more susceptible to a second challenge.
A new software program can correct for the confound introduced by head movements and breathing.
A new formulation of the hormone melatonin seems to improve sleep in some children with autism.
In children with autism, star-shaped brain cells may release inflammatory molecules that harm neurons.
Children with autism who were born late tend to also have intellectual disability.
Drugs that block certain brain enzymes could help treat two conditions associated with autism.