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Society for Neuroscience 2011

November 2011
SFN 2011

Structure of language pathways differs in non-verbal autism

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Non-verbal children with autism show structural differences in key language areas of the brain compared with controls, according to a poster presented Saturday at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Autism brains have noisy signals, imaging study finds

by  /  13 November 2011

In high-functioning adults with autism, the signal-to-noise ratio in the outer regions of the brain is significantly lower than in healthy controls, according to unpublished research presented Friday in Washington, D.C.

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‘Outlier’ genes expressed differently in people with autism

by  /  13 November 2011

Individuals who have autism show distinct patterns of gene expression in neurological pathways compared with their unaffected siblings, according to unpublished work presented Saturday at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Vision problems in Rett syndrome could serve as biomarker

by  /  13 November 2011

Mice missing the Rett syndrome gene MeCP2 show a gradual decline in vision, and too much inhibitory signaling in the visual cortex, according to unpublished research presented Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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Video: What monkeys can teach us about autism

by  /  12 November 2011

Earl Miller tells SFARI.org how monkeys inspired his theory for the cognitive deficits in autism.

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Different world

by  /  12 November 2011

Most neuroscientists who study autism focus on genes, pathways and mouse models, and rarely think about the day-to-day experience of people with the disorder, contends developmental psychologist Ami Klin.

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Video: How infection affects the fetal brain

by  /  11 November 2011

Paul Patterson talks to SFARI.org about the key molecular players involved in immune reactions during pregnancy.

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Base hits

by  /  11 November 2011

A panel of heavyweights from pharmaceutical companies and funding organizations painted a pessimistic picture for the future of autism drugs.

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PRICKLE2 is new autism candidate gene, group says

by  /  10 November 2011

After analyzing the brains and behaviors of mutant mice and screening genes in people with autism, researchers have pinpointed what they say is a new autism candidate gene: PRICKLE2. The unpublished work was presented Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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Rapamycin reverses memory deficits in DISC1-deficient mice

by  /  10 November 2011

A drug in trials for treating autism-related disorders can reverse memory problems and anxiety in adult mice lacking the schizophrenia gene DISC1 in some cells. The unpublished results were presented yesterday in Washington, D.C.

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