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March 2020
Young boy is interacting with a small rubbery green colored robot through a touch screen.
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How autism researchers are applying machine-learning techniques

by  /  25 March 2020

Researchers are using machine learning to improve diagnostic predictions of autism, create interactive support robots, and more.

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multiple brain scans showing brain activity during different tasks. Purple background and brains in pink, red and green tones indicate activity.
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New analysis of brain activity could identify signal for autism

by  /  18 March 2020

A new technique allows researchers to analyze raw data across multiple studies that use electroencephalography.

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Little girl lying awake
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New model may help assess sleep problems in autistic children

by  /  13 March 2020

Analyzing five sleep-related factors reveals associations between sleep troubles in autistic children and problem behaviors during the day.

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Color-coded mouse brain scans
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Machine designed for mouse brain imaging may help autism studies

by  /  6 March 2020

A custom-built machine can scan the brains of awake mice and may improve our understanding of conditions such as autism.

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February 2020
Brain organoid cells look different than those in embryonic brain tissue-grid of six images show growth of both types over time.
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Cell stress may sap organoids’ usefulness in autism research

by  /  26 February 2020

Some cells in brain organoids — 3D clusters of cultured brain cells — fail to develop fully.

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a pattern shows a helix-like form repeating in yellow on dark background.
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Machine learning flags ‘mosaic’ mutations that may contribute to autism

by  /  19 February 2020

A new technique detects rare mutations that occur in only a subset of the body’s cells.

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A baby in a yellow jumper that has movement tracking sensors
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Smart jumpsuit may help test motor skills in infants with autism

by  /  12 February 2020

A new jumpsuit is fitted with sensors that can track and classify an infant’s posture and movements.

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rainbow colors trace marmoset brain
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New map charts pathways of neurons in marmoset brain

by  /  5 February 2020

An online map of the marmoset brain may enable researchers to better understand how neuronal connections function.

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January 2020
A grid of images shows different parts of a 3D, black and white brain lit up with colors.
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Hologram brings brain’s complex highways to life

by  /  29 January 2020

Bioengineers and neuroanatomists have collaborated to create a holographic representation of how information travels in the brain.

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Researchers map connections in fetal human brain

by  /  24 January 2020

A new map of the fetal brain during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy reveals the brain’s complex network of connections.

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