Tag: interneurons

January 2017
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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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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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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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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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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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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March 2016
News

Reports of neuron loss in autism may be exaggerated

by  /  17 March 2016

A widely used technique for identifying subtypes of neurons in the brain may be flawed, and may have provided incorrect tallies of a key neuron type in autism.

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February 2016
News / Toolbox

Multipurpose tool paints three-layer portraits of neurons

by  /  3 February 2016

A new tool allows researchers to simultaneously study the physical, genetic and electrical properties of individual neurons.

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January 2016
News

Some autism genes may act as control knobs for brain activity

by  /  4 January 2016

Researchers have uncovered 38 genes, including 9 autism candidates, that may fine-tune brain activity.

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