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May 2016
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Gene expression patterns may underlie autism’s gender bias

by  /  5 May 2016

Genes that are expressed at higher levels in men’s brains than in women’s also tend to be enriched in the brains of people with autism.

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October 2015
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Study grants starring role to astrocytes in Rett syndrome

by  /  17 October 2015

A new study casts brain cells called astrocytes as minor stars in Rett syndrome, a disorder that almost exclusively affects girls.

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June 2015
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Neuron spheres emerge from precisely prepared chemical soup

by  /  17 June 2015

A new cell culture method allows researchers to easily transform skin cells into layered spheres of firing neurons.

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November 2014
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Mystery gene uncovered in autism studies may steer neurons

by  /  26 November 2014

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March 2014
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Molecular mechanisms: Star-shaped cells abound in autism

by  /  18 March 2014

Brains from people with autism have more support cells called glia and fewer neurons than do control brains, suggests a study published 10 January in Molecular Autism.

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December 2012
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Molecular mechanisms: Star cells abnormal in autism brains

by  /  7 December 2012

Postmortem brains from individuals with autism have astrocytes that are smaller but denser than in control brains, according to a study published 21 September in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. The researchers found similar alterations in a mouse that lacks the autism-linked gene NLGN3.

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