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July 2016
Week of JuneJun
27th
2016
News / Spotted

Brexit effect; ghost game; down with jargon

by  /  1 July 2016

Scientists fret over ‘Brexit,’ a video game boosts cognitive skills in children, and studies detail the downsides of jargon.

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June 2016
Week of JuneJun
13th
2016
News / Spotted

Probing parenting; connectome conference; women at the bench

by  /  17 June 2016

A grant extends a study on parenting children with fragile X syndrome, the Human Connectome Project progresses, and women scientists play the role of experimenter in published work.

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May 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint

Through play, children with autism can hone thinking skills

by  /  31 May 2016

Clinicians can use play to deliver therapies that could improve a child’s social skills, language and certain cognitive capacities.

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News

Rare mutations in gene underlie new subtype of autism

by  /  6 May 2016

Mutations in a gene called POGZ lead to a constellation of traits, including a small head, developmental delay and, often, autism.

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April 2016
News

Mouse study links gene to some autism symptoms

by  /  22 April 2016

Mice missing a gene called PTCHD1 in a deep-seated brain structure have autism-like symptoms that ease with treatment.

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March 2016
News

New mice mimic genetic glitch seen in people with autism

by  /  18 March 2016

A third strain of mice carrying an autism-linked mutation captures the nuances of this structural mutation in people.

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October 2015
News

Attention deficit may mask autism, delay diagnosis

by  /  26 October 2015

Children who have both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism receive their autism diagnosis an average of four years later than those who have autism alone.

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News

Male mice more vulnerable to tilt of gut-brain axis

by  /  22 October 2015

Early disruption of the microbes that inhabit the gut can alter a mouse’s sociability long term.

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News

Differences between rodents show limitations of models

by  /  20 October 2015

The same autism-linked mutation can lead to dramatically different behaviors in rats and mice.

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Features / Deep Dive

Wide awake: Why children with autism struggle with sleep

by  /  7 October 2015

Half of children who have autism have trouble falling or staying asleep, which may make their symptoms worse. Scientists are just beginning to explore what goes wrong in the midnight hour.

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