Tag: UBE3A

May 2017
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Brain’s reward region may drive social problems in autism

by  /  17 May 2017

Having too many copies of an autism gene called UBE3A mutes a brain region that may mediate the satisfaction a person derives from social interactions.

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November 2016
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New mice expose consequences of key autism gene

by  /  17 November 2016

Mice with an extra copy of the autism risk gene UBE3A have cognitive deficits and anxiety, but do not show any core features of the condition.

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August 2016
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Motor troubles in Angelman may stem from nerve fiber anomaly

by  /  1 August 2016

Unusually thin nerve fibers in the brain may underlie the motor difficulties seen in children with Angelman syndrome, an autism-related condition.

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July 2016
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Tricks to treat Angelman syndrome may lie in ‘clock cells’

by  /  4 July 2016

A newly discovered phenomenon in cells that regulate the sleep-wake cycle may provide clues for how to treat two autism-related conditions.

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April 2016
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Subset of neurons may spark seizures in Angelman syndrome

by  /  25 April 2016

Mutations in a set of neurons that dampen brain activity may be the source of seizures in an autism-related syndrome.

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February 2016
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Mouse study offers promise of reversing autism symptoms

by  /  19 February 2016

Treatments for autism might be effective even after the brain is fully formed.

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October 2015
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For autism mouse models, gender matters

by  /  22 October 2015

The mutation that leads to Angelman syndrome may affect the brains of female mice more severely than those of male mice.

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August 2015
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Hyperactive protein points to possible autism treatment

by  /  10 August 2015

A mutation that boosts the activity of the autism risk gene UBE3A may cause neurons to form too many connections, disrupting brain development. Some people with autism have extra copies of the gene, so the findings, published last week in Cell, add to evidence implicating UBE3A in autism.

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July 2015
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Dispatches from the 2015 Dup15q Alliance Scientific Meeting

by  /  30 July 2015

These short reports from our reporter, Nicholette Zeliadt, give you the inside scoop on developments at the 2015 Dup15q Alliance Scientific Meeting.

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May 2015
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Early treatment is key for children with Angelman syndrome

by  /  8 May 2015

Fixing the gene that’s faulty in Angelman syndrome ameliorates anxiety and motor deficits in a mouse model of the disorder, but only if done early in life.

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