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Tag: cortex

November 2016

Laser lights up deep layers of ‘mini-brains’

by  /  13 November 2016

An imaging technique that lights up cells without involving fluorescent markers lets scientists see deep inside spheres of neurons.


Reactions from SfN 2016

by  /  11 November 2016

Spectrum’s team reported about 50 stories at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. One big theme this year: how autism relates to bigger questions in neuroscience.

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.

August 2016

New map of brain’s surface unites structure, function

by  /  29 August 2016

Researchers have charted the human cerebral cortex in unprecedented detail, adding to what is known about the brain’s bumpy outer layer.


Maps reveal genetic landscape of developing monkey brain

by  /  12 August 2016

Researchers have charted gene expression in the brains of rhesus macaques from before birth into adulthood.

July 2016

Neurons from boys with autism grow unusually fast

by  /  28 July 2016

Cells derived from the skin of boys and men with autism share a host of unusual characteristics.

June 2016

Questions for Alysson Muotri: Applying autism tools to Zika

by  /  14 June 2016

Mini-brains grown from stem cells in culture can reveal the effects of both autism and the Zika virus on early development.


Culture scheme yields realistic neuron mixture

by  /  1 June 2016

Using a clever culture method, scientists can transform human stem cells into a precise blend of neuron types.

May 2016

Distinct folding in autism brain hints at condition’s origins

by  /  14 May 2016

A brain region involved in reading faces has fewer folds in toddler boys with autism than it does in controls, a structural difference that could be related to social difficulties.


Mouse with key autism mutation defies expectations

by  /  14 May 2016

Mice with a mutation in CHD8, the top autism gene, show no signs of any of the condition’s core features.