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Society for Neuroscience 2017

November 2017
pregnant woman blowing nose and sick on couch
SFN 2017

Maternal immune response may render brain vulnerable to injury

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Mouse brains exposed to inflammation in the womb become more susceptible to a second challenge.

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Genes that regulate brain activity in people with autism (right) differ from those in controls (left).
SFN 2017

Distinct set of genes controls brain activity in people with autism

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A different set of genes regulates brain activity in people with autism than the set involved in controls.

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tructural images of autism brains rarely depict the brain stem.
SFN 2017

Brain imaging reveals brain stem alterations in children with autism

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Children with autism show different patterns of connectivity than controls do in the brain stem regions associated with balance.

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Movement maps of children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome
SFN 2017

Drug improves gait in children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome

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A new measure of motor skills suggests that insulin-like growth factor 1 improves movement in people with Phelan-McDermid syndrome.

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Mice that lack UBE3A only in their inhibitory neurons are particularly susceptible to seizures.
SFN 2017

Gene therapy technique prevents seizures in Angelman mice

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Introducing the gene UBE3A into neurons that dampen brain activity prevents seizures in a mouse model of Angelman syndrome.

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Brain regions (yellow) altered by missing immune genes correlate with those involved in anxiety.
SFN 2017

Imaging study links immune genes to anxiety

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Mice missing any of 11 genes involved in the immune response show differences in brain anatomy that track with anxiety.

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Stimulating inhibitory neurons in a visual brain region prevents monkeys from focusing on a line on a computer screen.
SFN 2017

Light-based method controls inhibitory neurons in macaques

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Researchers have used light to manipulate neurons that dampen brain activity in rhesus macaques.

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he new 3-D map (right) shows more than 500 brain structures in much sharper detail than before (left).
SFN 2017

Map of mouse brain draws sharp boundaries around structures

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A new anatomical map of a mouse brain shows the precise position and structural detail of various brain regions.

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human going through MRI
SFN 2017

New method muffles noise from body movements in brain scans

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A new software program can correct for the confound introduced by head movements and breathing.

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Zebrafish form large groups, called shoals,
SFN 2017

SHANK3 zebrafish may be too cool for schools

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Zebrafish lacking the autism-linked gene SHANK3 show little social interest and other behavioral abnormalities.

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