The brain areas involved in mice’s ultrasonic vocalizations may not be the same as those that govern human speech.
An experimental drug that muffles the activity of neurons in the skin moderates heightened reactions to touch in six mouse models of autism.
Mice with extra copies of UBE3A, a gene linked to autism and related conditions, are susceptible to death from seizures.
News that two major animal research laboratories are likely to close down within a few years has left some researchers in the United Kingdom uncertain about the future of their work.
Mutations in the autism gene NLGN3 may alter the gut nervous system of mice.
Families of children with mutations in a gene called SYNGAP1 have spurred research into the effects of the mutations on people — and how to treat them.
A new system enables researchers to automatically track the social behavior of up to four mice for days at a time.
Many scientists have pointed out possible errors of analysis and interpretation in a high-profile study that suggested microbes can ease autism-like behaviors in mice.
The timing of treatment is crucial for conditions related to autism — and more so for some conditions than for others.
Mice that lack a segment of chromosome 22 — a mutation associated with autism — have unusually sparse connections between brain regions.