A trio of drugs eases repetitive behaviors in mice by activating a brain region involved in motor control.
Mouse pups exposed to an immune response in the womb show autism-like behaviors and altered gene expression in brain cells called microglia.
Researchers should proceed with caution when studying the behavior of one of the most popular mouse models of autism: the fragile X mouse model.
A treatment delivered to neurons that mediate touch can ease anxiety and social problems in two mouse models of autism.
About 17 percent of children with autism are calmer and more communicative than usual when they have a fever.
Researchers have debuted two mouse models of autism made using the gene-editing tool CRISPR. Both strains lack one copy of CHD8, a gene with strong ties to autism.
Many adolescents with autism experience catatonia, a quantifiable decline in motor ability.
Mice with an extra copy of UBE3A, a gene linked to autism, have learning problems and anxiety, and are prone to seizures and fine-motor problems.