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Society for Neuroscience 2016

November 2016
SFN 2016

Marijuana ingredient sparks social behavior in epilepsy model

by  /  15 November 2016

Cannabidiol alleviates seizures and restores social ability in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome by soothing overexcitement in the brain.

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Merging ‘mini-brains’ recapitulates brain’s electrical balance

by  /  15 November 2016

Fusing two spheres of neurons that either ramp up or tamp down brain activity yields neural networks like those in the developing brain.

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Microglia-neuron chatter may raise autism risk

by  /  15 November 2016

Three studies suggest that microglia, the brain’s immune cells, join forces with neurons in a sex-specific manner.

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New treatment for Rett syndrome targets cerebrospinal fluid

by  /  15 November 2016

Lowering the levels of OTX2, a protein found in the fluid that bathes the brain, prevents many abnormal behaviors in mouse models of Rett syndrome.

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Reward protein may protect females from autism mutation

by  /  15 November 2016

Female mice with a large deletion linked to autism may compensate for its loss by upping the levels of a key protein.

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Tapestry of neural fibers enriches new map of monkey brain

by  /  15 November 2016

A three-dimensional atlas of the rhesus macaque brain details the structural and functional boundaries between brain regions with unprecedented accuracy.

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Stem cell transplant makes rats more social

by  /  14 November 2016

Injecting stem cells into young rats makes them more social and flexible when learning tasks than before the treatment.

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Imaging study hints at compensation in verbal teens with autism

by  /  14 November 2016

Adolescents with autism who have good verbal skills show enhanced structural connections in brain regions involved in processing and integrating sounds.

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Brain scans sniff out root of unusual sense of smell in autism

by  /  14 November 2016

People with autism who are acutely sensitive to smells have unusually weak connections between a brain region that processes social stimuli and one that integrates sensory information.

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Interactive test aims to capture social aspects of gaze

by  /  14 November 2016

People with autism show atypical patterns of gaze even when they are explicitly asked to look at another person’s eyes.

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