Administering a cholesterol drug alongside an antibiotic eases atypical behavior and restores the signaling balance in the brains of people with fragile X syndrome.
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Mice and people missing a copy of a chromosomal region called 16p11.2 show similar patterns of weak brain connections.
The brains of men with autism may have a mosaic of features from both genders.
The drug mavoglurant has no effect on a brain circuit involved in social behavior in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. That may explain its poor performance in people with the condition.
A different set of genes regulates brain activity in people with autism than the set involved in controls.
Researchers have uncovered 38 genes, including 9 autism candidates, that may fine-tune brain activity.
Watch the complete replay of Randy Buckner’s webinar discussing ‘daydreaming’ brain circuitry and what it might reveal about autism.