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Society for Neuroscience 2016

November 2016
SFN 2016

Faulty electrical activity keeps Angelman syndrome cells apart

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A new stem cell model of Angelman syndrome delivers evidence for three molecular mechanisms underlying the condition — and one potential treatment.

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SFN 2016

Immune molecule may mediate effects of maternal infection

by  /  16 November 2016

Infections during pregnancy increase levels of an immune molecule in the placenta that alters brain development and behavior in mice.

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Monkey mics may solve communication mysteries

by  /  16 November 2016

Tiny monkeys sporting even tinier backpacks are helping scientists understand the nuances of language and social behavior.

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Placenta may hold clues to sex bias in autism

by  /  16 November 2016

Infecting pregnant rats with group B streptococcus triggers inflammation in the fetal side of the placenta, but only in male fetuses.

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Sensory abnormalities highlight early autism risk

by  /  16 November 2016

Sensory abnormalities could be among the first signs of autism risk — and a target for early treatment.

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Sodium channel gene takes diverging paths in autism, epilepsy

by  /  16 November 2016

Mutations in a gene called SCN2A have opposite effects in autism and in epilepsy.

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Rodent studies test oxytocin’s translational mettle

by  /  15 November 2016

Researchers are grappling with the complexities of transforming oxytocin into a drug for use in the clinic.

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‘Mini-brains’ may mimic only early brain development

by  /  15 November 2016

Gene expression in so-called ‘organoids’ resembles the pattern seen in the first few weeks of a developing brain.

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Autism-like behaviors crop up in pesticide-exposed rats

by  /  15 November 2016

Female rats exposed to the pesticide chlorpyrifos show little interest in social interaction.

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Loss of autism protein stalls song learning in birds

by  /  15 November 2016

A gene linked to autism and language may be necessary for songbirds’ repertoire.

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