A new stem cell model of Angelman syndrome delivers evidence for three molecular mechanisms underlying the condition — and one potential treatment.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Society for Neuroscience 2016
Infections during pregnancy increase levels of an immune molecule in the placenta that alters brain development and behavior in mice.
Tiny monkeys sporting even tinier backpacks are helping scientists understand the nuances of language and social behavior.
Infecting pregnant rats with group B streptococcus triggers inflammation in the fetal side of the placenta, but only in male fetuses.
Sensory abnormalities could be among the first signs of autism risk — and a target for early treatment.
Mutations in a gene called SCN2A have opposite effects in autism and in epilepsy.
Researchers are grappling with the complexities of transforming oxytocin into a drug for use in the clinic.
Gene expression in so-called ‘organoids’ resembles the pattern seen in the first few weeks of a developing brain.
Female rats exposed to the pesticide chlorpyrifos show little interest in social interaction.
A gene linked to autism and language may be necessary for songbirds’ repertoire.