Researchers have for the first time isolated and characterized protein complexes found at the points of connection between neurons. Mutations in some of these proteins are linked to autism.
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Emerging tools and techniques that may advance autism research.
A customized microscope with moveable arms lets researchers simultaneously watch neurons fire in two areas of a mouse brain.
A new method called iDISCO makes tissue more transparent and permeable to antibodies, allowing researchers a deeper view into the brain and other organs.
A transparent sensor crafted from thin sheets of carbon allows researchers to record brain activity in mice, reports a paper published 20 October in Nature Communications.
A new mathematical method helps researchers understand how brain connectivity in individuals varies from group norms.
Cells modified to carry fluorescent sensors can help researchers detect the levels of various chemical messengers in the brains of living mice.
Standard screening tools translated into Hindi and Bengali reliably distinguish Indian children with autism from their unaffected peers.
Researchers have created a repository of nearly 180 cell lines from people with autism or fragile X syndrome, they reported 1 October in Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
A new online database called Braineac details how variations in DNA sequence shape gene expression in the human brain.
Combining analysis of large deletions or duplications in the genome with sequences from protein-coding regions can identify new syndromes, as well as the mutations that cause those disorders, according to a report published 14 September in Nature Genetics.
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