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Society for Neuroscience 2017

November 2017
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SFN 2017

Soothing sensory sensitivity may ease social problems in mice

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A treatment delivered to neurons that mediate touch can ease anxiety and social problems in two mouse models of autism.

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Study of recurring beeps supports ‘magical world’ theory of autism

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Children with autism do not predict repeating sights and sounds, even after experiencing them dozens of times over a few minutes.

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By painting individual neurons distinct colors, researchers can follow the cells more easily.
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‘Brainbow’ illuminates human brain cells in living color

by  /  11 November 2017

A team of scientists has applied ‘Brainbow’ — a popular tool for painting individual brain cells of lab animals in distinct colors — to the human brain.

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Motor problems in autism persist into adulthood

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Young adults with autism have an unusual gait and problems with fine motor skills.

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by  /  9 November 2017

Spectrum heads to Washington, D.C., to cover the annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

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