NEWS

Society for Neuroscience 2016

November 2016
SFN 2016

Lightweight ‘Miniscope’ lights up mouse brains around the globe

by  /  14 November 2016

More than 100 labs in 17 countries have built miniaturized microscopes that plug into the brains of mice.

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Maternal obesity alters gut bacteria, behavior in mice

by  /  14 November 2016

Mice born to obese mothers have irregular microbiomes, brain abnormalities and autism features.

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Silencing select brain cells triggers social deficits in mice

by  /  14 November 2016

Switching off a specific set of neurons that dampen brain activity causes mice to lose interest in social interaction.

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Autism tied to mutations in gene that polices proteins

by  /  13 November 2016

A gene that keeps protein production in check is mutated in some people with autism.

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Brain scans connect autism with schizophrenia, depression

by  /  13 November 2016

A new tool spots shared patterns of brain connectivity among people who have autism, schizophrenia or major depressive disorder.

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Brains of people with autism may be enlarged throughout life

by  /  13 November 2016

The brain enlargement commonly seen in toddlers with autism may persist into adolescence and adulthood.

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DNA codes home in on mouse brain regions

by  /  13 November 2016

Researchers have identified DNA segments that can help them manipulate mouse brain regions with an unprecedented level of specificity.

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Intense interests may interfere with social development in autism

by  /  13 November 2016

Children with autism may be so consumed by their interests that they don’t pay attention to social information.

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Laser lights up deep layers of ‘mini-brains’

by  /  13 November 2016

An imaging technique that lights up cells without involving fluorescent markers lets scientists see deep inside spheres of neurons.

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Method reveals neuronal firing patterns in reaching monkeys

by  /  13 November 2016

A new microscopy method allows researchers to track the firing patterns of many neurons in a monkey’s brain as it moves.

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