Tag: repetitive behavior

July 2016
News

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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Many women, men with autism harm themselves

by  /  1 July 2016

Adults with autism, particularly women, deliberately hurt themselves much more often than other adults do.

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Week of JuneJun
27th
2016
News / Spotted

Brexit effect; ghost game; down with jargon

by  /  1 July 2016

Scientists fret over ‘Brexit,’ a video game boosts cognitive skills in children, and studies detail the downsides of jargon.

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June 2016
News

As autism candidates emerge, cancer pathway rises to top

by  /  13 June 2016

Researchers are beginning to understand how mutations in a cancer-linked pathway called WNT contribute to autism.

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May 2016
News

DNA doubling on chromosome 22 shows strong ties to autism

by  /  30 May 2016

An extra copy of a stretch of genes on chromosome 22 may contribute to autism, as well as a variety of health problems.

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News

Mouse with key autism mutation defies expectations

by  /  14 May 2016

Mice with a mutation in CHD8, the top autism gene, show no signs of any of the condition’s core features.

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Diagnostic manual may need to separate repetitive behaviors

by  /  14 May 2016

A detailed analysis of the behavior of 6,500 children suggests that five types of behaviors lumped together in current diagnostic guidelines should each be considered separately.

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April 2016
Week of AprilApr
18th
2016
News / Spotted

Brain station; monkey business; duplication dilemma

by  /  22 April 2016

Researchers are proposing an ‘international brain station’ to share data between labs, China is becoming the destination for primate research, and 1 in 25 papers contains inappropriately copied images.

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March 2016
Features / Deep Dive

The measure of a life

by  /  30 March 2016

Terms such as ‘low-functioning’ often used to describe people with autism, are misleading and stigmatizing. Tracking people’s daily lives over time may offer a clearer picture of life with the condition.

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News

New mice mimic genetic glitch seen in people with autism

by  /  18 March 2016

A third strain of mice carrying an autism-linked mutation captures the nuances of this structural mutation in people.

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