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Spectrum: Autism Research News

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.