The colorful brain maps created with diffusion imaging — a technique that uses the flow of water as a proxy for nerve tracts — are unlikely to represent the brain’s anatomy with accuracy, says a new study.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Several brain regions in people with autism become enlarged earlier than usual during childhood and shrink too soon during adulthood, finds an eight-year imaging study.
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.
Researchers have developed a way to capture dynamic changes in the part of the neuron that sends out signals, they reported yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Many brain imaging studies of autism focus on neurons’ connections or activity, but examining neuronal tracts across the brain is equally informative, say Julia Owen and Pratik Mukherjee.
A method for measuring myelin, the protective sheath around neurons, indicates that there is less of it in the brains of people with autism than in those of controls.
Bioengineers have built a donut-shaped scaffold that supports the growth of brain-like tissue, they reported 11 August.
Light-transmitting cables implanted deep in mouse brains reveal connections between brain regions that control social interactions, according to a study published 19 June in Cell.