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Tag: hippocampus

April 2016

Flexible tool watches brain talk as mice walk

by  /  27 April 2016

A new brain imaging system lets researchers eavesdrop on mouse neurons as the animals move around and interact with each other.

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December 2015

Drug eases symptoms of rare autism-like syndrome in mice

by  /  10 December 2015

A drug that curbs the expression of MeCP2, a gene duplicated in people with an autism-linked syndrome, normalizes brain function and reverses abnormal behaviors in mice.

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November 2015

Rising Star: André Fenton, playful problem-solver

by  /  9 November 2015

André Fenton is teasing out the role of the brain’s memory hub in autism to better understand why affected individuals may have trouble adapting to changing circumstances.

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Maternal immune molecule triggers autism symptoms in male mice

by  /  7 November 2015

Rare antibodies taken from the blood of women who have a child with autism cause brain structure changes and autism-like symptoms in male mice.

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Brain stimulation could ease memory problems in Rett syndrome

by  /  2 November 2015

Electrically stimulating a particular circuit in the brain shows promise for reversing symptoms of Rett syndrome, a disorder that shares features with autism.

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October 2015

Imaging technique reveals elusive epileptic lesions

by  /  28 October 2015

A method that maps signaling molecules in the brain may help researchers home in on areas where seizures originate.

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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.

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Neurons move early, mature late in developing monkey brain

by  /  19 October 2015

Researchers have mapped the migration patterns of neurons in the developing monkey brain and pinpointed when they establish their identities.

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Drug rescues learning deficits in Rett syndrome mouse

by  /  18 October 2015

A new drug that targets a molecule involved in learning reverses some cognitive difficulties in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.

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July 2015
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Spotted: High hopes; remote diagnosis

by  /  10 July 2015

Marijuana gets scrutiny as an autism treatment, and a new app may enable remote diagnosis of autism.

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