Tag: interneurons

August 2017
Week of AugustAug
7th
2017
News / Spotted

Off-key outcomes; visualizing variants; urine indifference and more

by  /  11 August 2017

Music therapy proves ineffective for autism, brain structures differ with 16p11.2 duplications and deletions, and mice missing NLGN3 may influence the sociability of their littermates.

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March 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Questions for Huda Zoghbi: Studying Rett in the rodent brain

by  /  14 March 2017

Removing the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, from distinct cells and brain regions reveals hidden features of the condition.

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January 2017
News

Sound processing skewed in mouse model of Rett syndrome

by  /  27 January 2017

Researchers have traced an unusual maternal behavior in female mice modeling Rett syndrome to a neural circuit that processes sound. They have also found a drug that reverses this behavior.

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News

Rare form of autism linked to lack of key nutrient

by  /  5 January 2017

A mutation that prevents some amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, from entering the brain may lead to autism.

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November 2016
News

Microglia-neuron chatter may raise autism risk

by  /  15 November 2016

Three studies suggest that microglia, the brain’s immune cells, join forces with neurons in a sex-specific manner.

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News

Marijuana ingredient sparks social behavior in epilepsy model

by  /  15 November 2016

Cannabidiol alleviates seizures and restores social ability in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome by soothing overexcitement in the brain.

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News

New treatment for Rett syndrome targets cerebrospinal fluid

by  /  15 November 2016

Lowering the levels of OTX2, a protein found in the fluid that bathes the brain, prevents many abnormal behaviors in mouse models of Rett syndrome.

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News

Stem cell transplant makes rats more social

by  /  14 November 2016

Injecting stem cells into young rats makes them more social and flexible when learning tasks than before the treatment.

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News

Silencing select brain cells triggers social deficits in mice

by  /  14 November 2016

Switching off a specific set of neurons that dampen brain activity causes mice to lose interest in social interaction.

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News

DNA codes home in on mouse brain regions

by  /  13 November 2016

Researchers have identified DNA segments that can help them manipulate mouse brain regions with an unprecedented level of specificity.

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