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Society for Neuroscience 2018

November 2018
SFN 2018

Some autism genes may be especially vulnerable to mutations

by  /  7 November 2018

A small number of autism genes are located in fragile regions of the genome — those prone to breaking when cells copy DNA.

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Stem cells could deliver gene therapy for Angelman syndrome

by  /  7 November 2018

Modified stem cells show promise for delivering gene-based therapies to individuals with Angelman syndrome.

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Study links changes in blood flow to autism

by  /  7 November 2018

Mice with an autism-linked deletion in chromosome 16 show abnormalities in their blood vessels and circulation.

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Infant in fnirs cap, wrapped in blankets.
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Study tracks social brain development in African infants

by  /  7 November 2018

An inexpensive, noninvasive method can track social brain development in infants in low-resource countries.

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Artistic interpretation of a neuron in the hippocampus.
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Subset of neurons may underlie brain’s response to experience

by  /  7 November 2018

Experiences may shape the human brain by altering neurons that boost brain activity.

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Light brown rat stand on hind legs, sniffing and listening
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Vagus-nerve stimulation may ease hearing problems in Rett rats

by  /  7 November 2018

Stimulating the vagus nerve may normalize the brain response to sound in a rat model of Rett syndrome. It may also improve rats’ behavioral response to certain speech sounds.

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Baby with EEG cap looks at camera.
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Brain waves of autistic children show delay in language learning

by  /  6 November 2018

Babies eventually diagnosed with autism learn to detect speech sounds later than their typical peers do.

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Clusters of human cells take root in rat brains

by  /  6 November 2018

Balls of human neurons transplanted into a rat brain receive blood supply and connect with neural circuits.

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Inflammation in womb may spawn autism-like traits in males

by  /  6 November 2018

Chronic exposure to inflammation in the womb alters autism gene expression and disrupts social behavior in male mice, but not females.

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Three dimensional rendering of the human brain with yellow area showing a change in folding patterns.
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Language differences underlie distinct subgroups in autism

by  /  6 November 2018

Brain activity governing language can distinguish children with autism into distinct subgroups.

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