NEWS /

OPINION /

Toolbox

Emerging tools and techniques that may advance autism research.

Previous articles

February 2018
slice of mouse brain showing neuron connection
News / Toolbox

Interactive mouse brain atlas helps researchers share data

by  /  9 February 2018

An online software suite charts individual neurons and their connections across the mouse brain.

0 Comments
marker genes in cells
News / Toolbox

New databases decode gene expression in brain cells

by  /  2 February 2018

Researchers have generated two new databases that catalog which genes are expressed in specific brain cells.

0 Comments
January 2018
two women sitting in a coffee shop
News / Toolbox

Survey assesses well-being in adults with autism

by  /  24 January 2018

A brief questionnaire written with guidance from people with autism is the first of its kind to assess quality of life among adults with the condition.

1 Comment
Protein levels in the brain from birth to about 40 years vary more (blue) or less (red) by brain region but are similar across the lifespan.
News / Toolbox

Tool tracks brain proteins from infancy to adulthood

by  /  19 January 2018

A new inventory of proteins reveals their levels in seven brain regions from infancy through adulthood.

0 Comments
A single neuron glows green after light stimulates it, whereas its neighbors (magenta) remain inactive.
News / Toolbox

Protein duet activates single neurons with light

by  /  12 January 2018

A new technique enables scientists to use a pulse of light to control the activity of a single neuron.

0 Comments
doctor with patient
News / Toolbox

New measure yields rapid diagnosis in adults with autism

by  /  5 January 2018

An abbreviated tool enables clinicians to quickly assess adults for signs of autism.

1 Comment
December 2017
a neuron-recording device
News / Toolbox

Device detects activity over major portion of monkey brain

by  /  22 December 2017

A large array of electrodes can record the activity of neurons across a wide swath of the monkey brain.

0 Comments
eight brains with various sections highlighted
News / Toolbox

Tool taps personal interests to understand self-control

by  /  15 December 2017

A novel take on a widely used test could help clinicians assess impulsivity in people with autism.

0 Comments
A new enzyme fusion can swap out single base pairs — the rungs in DNA’s ladder-like helix.
News / Toolbox

Pair of new tools corrects ‘typos’ in genetic sequences

by  /  8 December 2017

Two new methods allow scientists to swap single bases in DNA or RNA sequences.

0 Comments
six brain slices with birdseye view of brains
News / Toolbox

Automated method maps neuronal connections specific to autism

by  /  1 December 2017

A software package identifies bundles of nerve fibers in brain-imaging data, revealing connections unique to people with autism.

1 Comment

Browse Articles by Topic

  • Genes
    Genes
  • The Brain
    The Brain
  • Diagnosis
    Diagnosis
  • Signs and Symptoms
    Signs & Symptoms
  • Treatments
    Treatments
  • Environment
    Environment
  • Science and Society
    Science & Society