Like so many other events this year, autism’s biggest annual conference — the International Society for Autism Research meeting — was forced to go virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The overproduction of proteins in brain cells called microglia causes social impairments, cognitive deficits and repetitive behavior in male mice, a new study has found.
A new technique allows researchers to transplant human microglia into mouse brains and better study the association between these cells and autism.
An online resource reveals all major cell types in the developing human brain during the period in which autism is thought to arise.
A set of neurons involved in complex cognitive functions may play a central role in autism.
Exposure to inflammation in the womb may affect the brain and behavior of males and females differently.
The largest genetic analysis of postmortem brain tissue to date has yielded maps of when and where genes related to autism are turned on and off throughout life.
A protective molecular tag on neurons can prevent microglia, the brain’s immune cells, from trimming away their connections with other neurons.
Chronic exposure to inflammation in the womb alters autism gene expression and disrupts social behavior in male mice, but not females.
An unprecedented look at gene expression in tens of thousands of brain cells from autistic people suggests important roles in the condition for a neuronal subtype and for microglia.