Having a genetic predisposition to inflammation is linked to structural changes in brain regions implicated in neurodevelopmental conditions.
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Tag: brain imaging
The open-source device achieves subcellular resolution in a larger tissue volume than was possible with prior miniscopes, without impinging upon a mouse’s behavior.
Models trained on datasets that lack racial and ethnic diversity perform less accurately on brain scans from Black Americans than their white counterparts.
In this edition, a strategy to help autistic children adapt their skills to new situations shows no benefit, but an early-life autism biomarker does.
An overreliance on small studies with limited reproducibility has slowed the advancement of neuroimaging, a new analysis suggests.
The brain region, which is involved in fear and emotion processing, develops differently in autistic children with anxiety than in those without anxiety or in non-autistic children; its development also depends on the type of anxiety a child experiences.
Some genomic areas that help determine cerebellar size are associated with autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a new study. But heritable variants across the genome that also influence cerebellar size are not.
A basic scientist at heart, Hollis Cline has spent decades pushing the boundaries of what researchers can see in the brain. Her persistence has led to a deeper understanding of how some autism-linked genes influence brain development.
The new technique can record hundreds of thousands of neurons firing nearly simultaneously across big swaths of brain tissue in living mice.
Scientists should heed these differences when considering resting-state brain activity as a biomarker for autism, the researchers say.