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Tag: cerebellum

April 2017

Two autism features may share common root in brain

by  /  26 April 2017

Children with autism who have both severe repetitive behaviors and sensory sensitivities tend to have had unusually structured nerve tracts in infancy.


Early brain enlargement augurs distinct form of autism

by  /  11 April 2017

A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.

February 2017

Autism may alter how brain waves change with age

by  /  6 February 2017

The strength and synchrony of brain waves appear to evolve differently in children with autism than in their neurotypical peers.

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.


Autism brains bear telltale pattern of chemical tags

by  /  12 January 2017

The brains of many people with autism may exhibit a characteristic arrangement of chemical groups on the proteins that DNA coils around.

October 2016

Micro-molecules may loom large in autism

by  /  17 October 2016

The brains of people with autism contain unusual amounts of short regulatory RNAs.

February 2016

Blood vessels may grow unchecked in autism

by  /  11 February 2016

A fluke finding hints that the growth of blood vessels in the brain runs amok in people with autism.

January 2016

Study maps genetic variability in autism brains

by  /  14 January 2016

The first effort to sequence genes tied to autism in postmortem brain tissue reveals a range of harmful mutations in people with the condition.

October 2015

For autism mouse models, gender matters

by  /  22 October 2015

The mutation that leads to Angelman syndrome may affect the brains of female mice more severely than those of male mice.

August 2015

Blinking mice bolster cerebellum’s link to autism

by  /  14 August 2015

Mice carrying any one of five autism-linked mutations struggle to associate a flash of light with an irritating puff of air. The findings suggest that the mice have trouble integrating information from multiple senses — a skill governed by the cerebellum.