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November 2016
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Controversial autism drug gets ambitious new trial

by  /  28 November 2016

The makers of a drug designed to correct an enzyme shortage seen in some children with autism are moving to test it in children with autism who do not have that deficiency.

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Takeaways from SfN 2016

by  /  17 November 2016

Spectrum’s team reported about 50 stories at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. One big theme this year: how autism relates to bigger questions in neuroscience.

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Reactions from SfN 2016

by  /  11 November 2016

Spectrum’s team reported about 50 stories at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. One big theme this year: how autism relates to bigger questions in neuroscience.

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July 2016
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Protein duo can tweak signaling balance among neurons

by  /  29 July 2016

A fusion of two proteins can silence the activity of specific neurons in the zebrafish spinal cord.

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Two types of neurons play key roles in Rett syndrome

by  /  27 July 2016

Manipulating MeCP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome, has revealed two neuron types as crucial contributors to the condition.

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Serotonin may mediate effects of infection in the womb

by  /  6 July 2016

Infection during pregnancy may blunt the growth of neurons in the fetus by boosting levels of the chemical messenger serotonin.

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June 2016
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Culture scheme yields realistic neuron mixture

by  /  1 June 2016

Using a clever culture method, scientists can transform human stem cells into a precise blend of neuron types.

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March 2016
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Culture trick transforms immune cells into neurons

by  /  30 March 2016

A new method allows scientists to chemically coax immune cells in blood into becoming mature neurons.

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Webinar: Nils Brose examines synapse proteins in autism

9 March 2016

Watch the complete replay of Nils Brose discussing proteins called neuroligins, which control the formation of nerve cell junctions called synapses, and what studies of neuroligins might mean for understanding and treating autism.

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November 2015
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Sensitive, superfast sensor detects brain activity in real time

by  /  25 November 2015

A new tool marries an unusually bright fluorescent protein to a light-sensitive pigment to illuminate individual neurons as they fire.

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