Intranasal oxytocin may spur new neuron growth and changes in social behavior after a few weeks.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Mutations in POGZ, a gene strongly linked to autism, lead to a signaling imbalance in multiple brain regions in mice, according to two new studies.
Mice that model 22q11.2 deletion syndrome lack social memory, but that trait can be reversed using a drug that targets the flow of potassium ions in neurons.
Doctors and scientists should consider sleep problems an integral part of autism and begin to study them in more rigorous ways.
Dampening overactive brain circuits alleviates social and memory problems in a mouse model of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
People with mutations in a gene called TBR1 have unusual features in several brain regions, along with autism traits and developmental delay.
Lattice-like structures that surround neurons may be overly abundant — or scarce — in brain regions of three autism mouse models.
Triggering an immune defense in newborn male mice missing a copy of TSC2, a gene linked to autism, impairs the mice’s social memory.