The method yields complex organoids that more closely mimic embryonic brain development than do those cultured in other ways.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Here is a roundup of news and research for the weeks of 14 and 21 November.
The signal, called CD47, is disrupted in autistic people who have a larger-than-average head.
Brain cell clusters serve as drug screens and reveal connectivity differences for autism-linked conditions, two new models show.
The circuit linking the prefrontal cortex and part of the thalamus is impaired in mice raised in social isolation and in mice with mutations in the FMR1 or TSC2 genes.
The temporary easing of traits that a minority of autistic children are reported to show during or after a fever may stem from a rise in body temperature.
Findings on microglia and other brain cell types bolster the animal’s validity as a model system for the condition.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 31 October.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 10 October.
One drug blocks mTOR signaling, and the other stops the blocker from acting anywhere in the body but the brain, lowering the potential for side effects.