The animals recall fear more readily if a set of inhibitory neurons in the hippocampus is switched on.
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The protein, FMRP, shapes cell signaling near synapses but switches to regulate genes in the cell body, according to new research.
Deleting a copy of the gene TBX1 depletes the fatty myelin insulation that surrounds neurons and reduces cognitive speed in mice.
A potential new gene therapy delivered via a single injection mimics ratios of proteins normally found in cells.
Jolting a bundle of nerve fibers deep in the brain restores learning and memory in mice with mutations of the autism-linked gene CDKL5.
Misaligned gene expression maps suggest that some autism-linked genes play distinct roles in mouse and human brains.
Mice missing a copy of the autism-linked gene NRXN1 appear to perceive some time intervals as shorter than control mice do, according to a new study.
Intranasal oxytocin may spur new neuron growth and changes in social behavior after a few weeks.