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November 2013
News

Gut problems in autism may stem from neuronal connections

by  /  12 November 2013

Researchers have shown for the first time that glitches in a gene expressed at junctions between neurons can cause gut problems in mice. The unpublished results were presented Tuesday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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Activity in cerebellum silences seizures in mice

by  /  10 November 2013

Activating cells in the cerebellum, a brain region usually associated with movement, eliminates seizures in a mouse strain that normally has hundreds of seizures a day, according to results presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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October 2013
News

Genetics: Autism, epilepsy cases share mutations

by  /  15 October 2013

Mutations in GABRB3, a brain receptor linked to autism, are prevalent in severe childhood epilepsy, according to a study published 12 September in Nature.

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July 2013
News

Molecular mechanisms: Autism mutation alters brain links

by  /  30 July 2013

Newborn mice with an autism-linked mutation in neuroligin-3, which stabilizes junctions between neurons, have abnormal brain chemistry, according to a study published 4 June in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.

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Fluorescent proteins shine new light on cells

by  /  17 July 2013

Researchers have found a new way to light up proteins in living cells, revealing the connections between neurons, according to a study published 19 June in Neuron.

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Imaging shows loss of brain chemical in autism

by  /  1 July 2013

Using a little-known brain-imaging technique, a new study shows that children with autism have low levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical that keeps brain signals in check.

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June 2013
News

Signaling imbalance may underlie tuberous sclerosis complex

by  /  17 June 2013

The mutation that causes tuberous sclerosis complex, an autism-related disorder, may disable calming signals in the brain, leading to hyperactive neurons, according to a study published 8 May in Neuron.

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Molecular mechanisms: Mutations link mood system to autism

by  /  4 June 2013

Two different autism-linked mutations in the same gene implicate the endocannabinoid system, which regulates appetite, mood and memory, in autism, according to a study published 8 May in Neuron.

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April 2013
News

Molecular mechanisms: Rats could model autism gender bias

by  /  9 April 2013

Prenatal exposure of rats to the epilepsy drug valproic acid leads to behavioral and brain features that resemble autism, in males more than in females, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry.

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March 2013
Opinion / Viewpoint

Local connections

by  /  22 March 2013

To better understand how local connectivity is altered in autism, we first need to define what it means, says Tal Kenet.

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