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The Brain

Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Internal recordings of human brain may offer insight into autism

by ,  /  14 August 2018
A technique called intracranial electroencephalography can reveal brain functions with great sensitivity and may ultimately unearth the underpinnings of autism.
News / Toolbox
Rhesus macaque making a funny face.

Three distinct brain systems underlie monkey social skills

by  /  10 August 2018
A new map shows three brain networks that govern social communication in rhesus macaques.
News
One gray mouse sniffs another in an enclosure.

Study revives serotonin as target for autism treatments

by  /  8 August 2018
Boosting the levels of the chemical messenger serotonin makes mice that model autism more social — and brings new hope to a shelved theory in autism.
August 2018
News / Toolbox

Technique tracks molecules that drive learning in brain

by  /  3 August 2018

A new method enables scientists to monitor the activity of key molecules involved in the growth and remodeling of connections in the brain.

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News

Blocking key enzyme eases memory problems, anxiety in autism mice

by  /  1 August 2018

New results implicate an enzyme called ERK in the consequences of missing a segment of chromosome 16.

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July 2018
News

Reward-system differences may underlie multiple autism features

by  /  30 July 2018

The brain’s system for sensing pleasure and reward shows unusual activation patterns and an atypical structure in people with autism.

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News / Toolbox

Machine rapidly sorts cells after learning their shape

by  /  27 July 2018

Researchers have developed a way to quickly sift through thousands of cells, isolating only those of interest.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Orrin Devinsky discusses cannabis compounds for epilepsy

17 July 2018

Watch the complete replay of Orrin Devinsky discussing cannabis-based treatments for seizures.

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News

Seizures may damage learning capacity of rodent brains

by  /  12 July 2018

Seizures early in life may render brain circuits incapable of supporting learning during critical developmental periods.

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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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Two doctors look at a brain scan with a "fingerprint" pattern over the grey matter area.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Unique brain ‘fingerprints’ may narrow search for autism subtypes

by ,  /  10 July 2018

Grouping people with autism based on their unique brain-activity ‘fingerprints’ may help to identify subtypes of the condition.

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Four brains showing some regions yellow and some blue.
News

Brains of children with autism show unusual folding patterns

by  /  9 July 2018

The brains of children with autism fold differently than those of typical peers, but the exact differences depend on location and age.

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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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