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Tag: inhibitory signaling

November 2015
News / Toolbox

Glowing proteins may replace probes for controlling neurons

by  /  11 November 2015

A new method uses luminescent proteins to switch neurons on or off in the brains of freely moving rats.

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October 2015
News

Visual task uncovers weak brakes in autism brain

by  /  20 October 2015

Adults with autism struggle to reconcile conflicting visual information, hinting at a signaling imbalance in the brain.

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Immune molecule does double duty as social manager

by  /  18 October 2015

An immune molecule that helps defend people from infection with viruses or bacteria may also keep brain activity in check, allowing people to be social.

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Excitatory neurons may underlie some aspects of Rett syndrome

by  /  17 October 2015

Mice that lack the Rett gene in a subset of neurons that activate neural circuits develop tremor and anxiety-like behaviors, two characteristics of the syndrome.

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New clues connect chemical messenger to autism

by  /  16 October 2015

New evidence implicates the neurotransmitter glycine, which dampens brain signals, in autism.

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September 2015
Features / Deep Dive

Magnetic promise: Can brain stimulation treat autism?

by  /  23 September 2015

There are hints that transcranial magnetic stimulation, which uses electricity to change how brain cells function, might improve the symptoms of autism. But hopes are running way ahead of the facts.

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August 2015
News

Mathematical model of autism bridges brain, behavior

by  /  13 August 2015

A mathematical model of the brain’s circuits shows how neurons stuck in overdrive could produce symptoms of autism. The model may reveal how autism-linked behaviors arise from underlying biology.

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July 2015
News

From tiny slice, researchers lay bare beauty of mouse brain

by  /  30 July 2015

Researchers have reconstructed in spectacular detail all of the complex circuits in a small piece of the mouse brain. They revealed the sublime images today in Cell.

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News

Lab-spun spheres reveal common biology in boys with autism

by  /  16 July 2015

Balls of neurons derived from skin cells of four boys with autism show shared alterations in biology and gene expression, researchers reported today in Cell. The findings finger FOXG1, a gene involved in brain development, as a player in autism.

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June 2015
Multimedia / Webinars

William Catterall examines anxiety drugs for autism

24 June 2015

Watch the complete replay of William Catterall explaining how low doses of an anxiety drug alleviate autism-like symptoms in mice.

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