Tag: technology

November 2018
News

Roundworm roundup may reveal function of autism genes

by  /  6 November 2018

Tracking how roundworms crawl has enabled scientists to determine that many autism genes are involved in sensory processing and learning.

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News

New tool models source of signals in brain imaging techniques

by  /  5 November 2018

New open-source software helps scientists pinpoint where electrical signals are produced in the brain.

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October 2018
Features / Deep Dive

How virtual reality is transforming autism studies

by  /  24 October 2018

Researchers and autistic artists exploring virtual reality to study, treat and simulate autism traits.

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Neurons in lab grown brain glow green, red and blue.
News / Toolbox

New techniques extend tool kit for constructing ‘mini-brains’

by  /  5 October 2018

Two new methods for building ‘mini-brains’ may help researchers study how early brain development differs in people with autism.

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July 2018
Opinion / Viewpoint

For children with autism, tablet app may deliver life skills

by  /  24 July 2018

Software may complement traditional behavioral therapy for autism, but making programs engaging and effective is a challenge.

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Week of JulyJul
9th
2018
News / Spotted

Anxiety app; favorite things; overheard words and more

by  /  13 July 2018

An app may help people with autism manage anxiety, adults on the spectrum share the items they use to self-soothe, and autistic children can pick up new words by overhearing them.

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EEG readouts, genetic data and other colorful streams of information go into a yellow box, and come out in a regular pattern on the other side.
Features / Deep Dive

Can a computer diagnose autism?

by  /  11 July 2018

Machine-learning holds the promise to help clinicians spot autism sooner, but technical and ethical obstacles remain.

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Week of JulyJul
2nd
2018
News / Spotted

Memory shuttle; fly eyes; gaze avoidance and more

by  /  6 July 2018

A protein proves crucial to spatial memory in mice, genes in the 16p11.2 chromosomal region interact in fruit flies’ eye development, and having more autism features tracks with decreased responsiveness to direct gaze.

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neurons glow red or green, indicating how they work to control movements in mice
News / Toolbox

Tube of light illuminates groups of neurons in action

by  /  6 July 2018

Shining laser light into mouse brains reveals chatter among separate sets of neurons, showing how the cells produce complex behaviors.

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June 2018
tangles of brightly colored RNA, DNA and enzymes
News / Toolbox

Refined versions of gene-editing tool increase its versatility

by  /  29 June 2018

Four new techniques expand the repertoire of the gene editor CRISPR.

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