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Tag: Autism Tissue Program

March 2019
Human brain tissue

Autism brain bank doubles amount of available tissue

by  /  15 March 2019

Autism BrainNet, a repository of postmortem brains, has new tissue from more than 150 brains, including 59 from people with confirmed or possible autism.

November 2017
Brain bank slice of brain in lab

Banking on brains for clues to autism

by  /  1 November 2017

New initiatives aim to increase brain donations for autism research and maximize what scientists can learn from these precious specimens.

January 2017

Diverse causes of autism converge on common gene signature

by  /  23 January 2017

The brains of people with autism show a distinct molecular signature that reflects alterations in how genes are pieced together and expressed.

December 2015

U.S. aims to overhaul ethics rules for research with people

by  /  17 December 2015

The proposed guidelines would require scientists to destroy biological specimens if they don’t have the explicit consent of the participant for further use.

May 2015

Reactions from IMFAR 2015

by  /  16 May 2015

Tune in for daily updates and reactions from attendees at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

October 2014

Autism research takes brains

 /  15 October 2014

Watch the complete replay of David Amaral and Alison Singer’s webinar on the potential of postmortem brain research for understanding autism.

September 2014

New clues connect altered patterns of DNA tags to autism

by  /  16 September 2014

Methyl tags on DNA are distributed differently in postmortem brains from people with autism than in control brains, and mouse pups can inherit altered methylation from their older fathers, report two new studies.

May 2014

Takeaways from IMFAR 2014

by  /  22 May 2014

A focus on adults with autism and on junior researchers in the field were two of the themes at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta, Georgia.


Reactions from IMFAR 2014

by  /  16 May 2014

Daily updates and reactions from attendees at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta, Georgia.

November 2013

RNA bits vary in social, auditory brain areas in autism

by  /  14 November 2013

People with autism show differences from controls in the levels of microRNAs, small noncoding bits of RNA, in the social and sound-processing parts of the brain. Unpublished results from the postmortem study were presented Wednesday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.