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December 2014
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Recipe allows access to structures deep within large tissues

by  /  3 December 2014

A new method called iDISCO makes tissue more transparent and permeable to antibodies, allowing researchers a deeper view into the brain and other organs.

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November 2014
News

Mystery gene uncovered in autism studies may steer neurons

by  /  26 November 2014

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Imaging lights up dynamics of neurons’ connections in mice

by  /  19 November 2014

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.

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October 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

Tracking neurons’ long projections to unravel autism

by ,  /  21 October 2014

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. 

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September 2014
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Method reveals thin insulation on neurons in autism brains

by  /  24 September 2014

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.

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Combo of collagen, silk scaffold nurtures brain-like tissue

by  /  17 September 2014

Bioengineers have built a donut-shaped scaffold that supports the growth of brain-like tissue, they reported 11 August.

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August 2014
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Deep-brain neurons’ glow reveals elements of social circuits

by  /  13 August 2014

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.

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July 2014
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Suite of methods yields complex model of neuronal junctions

by  /  2 July 2014

Researchers debuted a three-dimensional model of an average synapse, the point of connection between neurons, in the 30 May issue of Science.

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May 2014
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Chemical cocktail renders mouse, monkey brains transparent

by  /  28 May 2014

A new method for turning brains transparent and scanning them will make it easier to map neuronal circuits, according to a paper published 24 April in Cell.

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Misdirected neurons may underlie autism symptoms

by  /  13 May 2014

Proteins that help guide neurons to their correct destination in the brain may be involved in autism, says Christopher Cowan.

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