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Society for Neuroscience 2014

November 2014
SFN 2014

People subconsciously process emotions early in life

by  /  16 November 2014

By 7 months of age, babies can subconsciously discriminate between happy and fearful emotions by looking only at the eyes of another person, suggest results presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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SFN 2014

Mimed gestures hint at repetitive behaviors in autism

by  /  15 November 2014

Children with autism show different patterns of brain activity during everyday gestures and movements than controls do, suggest unpublished results presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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SFN 2014

Growth factor shows promise for Phelan-McDermid syndrome

by  /  15 November 2014

Insulin-like growth factor improves social behavior and lessens repetitive behaviors in children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, according to results from a preliminary clinical trial. Researchers presented the data yesterday at a satellite meeting of the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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SFN 2014

Mother’s immunity linked to brain inflammation in monkeys

by  /  15 November 2014

Monkeys exposed in utero to their mother’s immune response to a mock infection show inflammation in their brains four years later. Researchers presented the unpublished work today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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SFN 2014

Variants of autism-linked gene have diverse effects in mice

by  /  14 November 2014

Each of four different mutations in SHANK3, a leading autism candidate gene, leads to a different set of symptoms in mice, researchers have found. They presented their unpublished results on Thursday.

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SFN 2014

Reactions from SfN 2014

by  /  14 November 2014

Tune in for daily updates and reactions from attendees at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Live Twitter chat from SfN 2014

by  /  13 November 2014

On 18 November, SFARI.org hosted a Twitter Q&A live from the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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September 2014
SFN 2014

SFARI social at SfN 2014

by  /  8 September 2014

The presenters for this year’s Autism Research Social at SfN have been selected. If you’ll be at conference, please join us 17 November for an evening of food, conversation and new data.

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