Rare antibodies taken from the blood of women who have a child with autism cause brain structure changes and autism-like symptoms in male mice.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Society for Neuroscience 2015
The mutation that leads to Angelman syndrome may affect the brains of female mice more severely than those of male mice.
Early disruption of the microbes that inhabit the gut can alter a mouse’s sociability long term.
People with autism show excessively synchronized activity between brain regions while conversing with others.
Structural changes in the connections between neurons may underlie the enhanced learning and motor skills of a mouse model of autism.
Researchers have defined a new syndrome that results from carrying two mutated copies of CNTNAP2, a gene linked to autism.
The combination of prenatal stress and a preterm labor drug may elicit seizures and autism-like behaviors in rat pups.
An infusion of estrogen increases activity in the brains of male zebra finches when they hear their own or others’ songs.
Researchers have established a battery of robust rodent assays to screen treatments for Rett syndrome.
Overcoming profound technical challenges, researchers may be well on their way to making a troop of monkey models for studying autism and related conditions