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September 2016
News

Mice with faulty SHANK3 mimic autism features in people

by  /  26 September 2016

Mice with a genetic glitch in just one copy of SHANK3, a leading candidate gene for autism, show brain and behavioral features of the condition.

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Image of pots and pans hanging from the ceiling. This is meant to be a visual pun, because marijuana is also known as 'pot'.
Features / Deep Dive

The pioneers: How parents are experimenting with marijuana for autism

by  /  14 September 2016

Meet the backyard marijuana growers and home chemists who are rushing in where scientists fear to tread.

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News

Mice missing top autism gene make their debut

by  /  12 September 2016

Mice lacking one copy of CHD8, a key autism gene, show signs of social deficits and broad changes in gene expression.

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Week of SeptemberSep
5th
2016
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Sounding out ultrasounds; name game; geek gathering

by  /  9 September 2016

A tie between first-trimester ultrasounds and autism severity is tenuous at best, misnamed genes litter the literature, and neuroscientists enjoy their version of summer camp.

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August 2016
News

Siblings of children with autism may show early setbacks

by  /  31 August 2016

About 1 in 10 toddlers who have an older sibling with autism have cognitive and motor delays.

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Regression marks one in five autism cases, large study finds

by  /  17 August 2016

The first large population-based analysis of the prevalence of regression in autism reveals that it occurs in 20 percent of children with autism.

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Features / Deep Dive

The controversy over autism’s most common therapy

by  /  10 August 2016

Applied behavioral analysis is the most widely used therapy for autism, but some people say its drills and routines are cruel, and its aims misguided.

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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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