A computer program aligns mouse brain images with a reference brain atlas, helping researchers analyze neurons and their connections in a standardized way.
Emerging tools and techniques that may advance autism research.
A new atlas lays bare how synapses, or the junctions between neurons, change from birth to old age in mice.
A new wireless device switches oxytocin-producing neurons on and off in mice as they interact, showing the hormone’s effects depend on social context.
A new analysis links individual mutations in a gene called PTEN to a person’s odds of having autism, cancer or other conditions.
A trove of DNA sequences from 141,456 people — and counting — offers an unparalleled look at genetic variation.
A new method for electroencephalography source localization can noninvasively identify brain networks involved in generating seizures in people with epilepsy.
A new flexible electrode array can detect the activity of neurons in a rat’s brain at high resolution for more than a year.
A new, minimally invasive technique allows researchers to activate neurons in the brains of mice and monkeys by using a light source located outside of the head.
Standardized tests can reliably assess memory, language ability, executive function and other traits in people with intellectual disability linked to autism.