Criss-crossing the globe on a quest for unusual DNA, researchers have discovered a rare mutation that promises insights into both epilepsy and autism — and points to a treatment.
Astrocytes modulate most — if not all — aspects of neuronal development. We need new techniques to study these star-shaped brain cells and their potential role in autism and other conditions.
Autism may stem from faulty feedback loops in the brain, like an air conditioning system gone awry.
A new technique can stimulate and record activity across broad swaths of the monkey brain.
By tracking calcium’s movement, a new algorithm simultaneously delineates individual neurons’ shapes as well as their firing patterns.
A new tool allows researchers to simultaneously study the physical, genetic and electrical properties of individual neurons.
A tool kit of light-sensitive proteins allows researchers to mute communication between specific sets of neurons in mice.
Despite the exit of its leader, the National Institute of Mental Health is moving forward with plans for a new system to classify mental illness.