Tag: stem cells

September 2016
News

Tooth fairy delivers drug target for boosting social interest

by  /  16 September 2016

Cells derived from the dental pulp of children with Williams syndrome hint at a treatment approach for autism.

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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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News / Toolbox

Glowing cells bolster search for fragile X drugs

by  /  2 September 2016

A new genetic trick allows researchers to quickly spot the most promising treatments for fragile X syndrome among thousands of candidate compounds.

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July 2016
News

Neurons from boys with autism grow unusually fast

by  /  28 July 2016

Cells derived from the skin of boys and men with autism share a host of unusual characteristics.

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Week of JulyJul
11th
2016
News / Spotted

Brexit break-ups; little impact; micro medicine

by  /  15 July 2016

Scientists are excluding U.K. colleagues from studies; a life sciences publisher abandons the ‘impact factor;’ and a new open-access journal makes its debut.

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June 2016
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Alysson Muotri: Applying autism tools to Zika

by  /  14 June 2016

Mini-brains grown from stem cells in culture can reveal the effects of both autism and the Zika virus on early development.

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News / Toolbox

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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May 2016
Week of MayMay
23rd
2016
News / Spotted

Tissue tussle; adult inattention; printed hand

by  /  27 May 2016

Proposed changes to federal ethics rules spark concerns among researchers, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be different in adults, and an artist plans to print a three-dimensional hand using stem cells.

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News

Experimental cancer drug restores memory in fragile X mice

by  /  26 May 2016

An early-stage treatment for eye cancer reverses memory problems in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Targeting brain’s star-shaped cells may yield autism drugs

by ,  /  3 May 2016

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.

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