A team of researchers is stepping out of the lab and into the community to recruit African-Americans for studies on the genetics of autism.
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Conversations with experts about noteworthy topics in autism.
Despite the completion of hundreds of imaging studies in people with autism, researchers have yet to find features that distinguish people with the condition.
Instead of simply listing sex differences in the brain, researchers should consider how sex interacts with other factors to affect the brain, Joel says.
The new director of the National Institute of Mental Health says work on brain circuits may yield treatments for autism.
Male scientists typically dominate speaker lineups at conferences. The skewed gender ratio stunts women’s careers — and progress in science.
By coaching mice to position themselves under a microscope, researchers can regularly peer into their brains without disrupting the rodents’ social life.
Children with low intelligence or behavioral issues — but not autism — may meet the criteria for autism on standard diagnostic tests.
A new atlas provides the most in-depth look to date at the human brain.
Despite ethical concerns, watching how human neurons develop in the mouse brain could help scientists understand conditions such as autism.
Repeatedly activating a group of neurons causes them to fire as a unit on their own. Once the ensemble has formed, stimulating a single neuron triggers activity in the rest of the group.
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