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The Brain

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

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Female head shape cut out of pink paper, under magnifying glass. Male head is in blue, opposite the female.

Autism’s sex ratio, explained

by  /  13 June 2018
More boys than girls have autism; diagnostic biases and genetic factors may explain the skewed sex ratio.
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eight brains with various sections highlighted

Chromosome 16 deletion miswires brain in people, mice

by  /  12 June 2018
Mice and people missing a copy of a chromosomal region called 16p11.2 show similar patterns of weak brain connections.
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Mice missing top autism gene have overconnected brains

by  /  11 June 2018
Mice with one inactivated copy of CHD8, a top autism gene, show an unusually high degree of synchrony in neural activity between brain regions.
June 2018
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Autism brains show widespread alterations in structure

by  /  4 June 2018

The brains of people with autism show a variety of structural differences from those of controls.

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Webinar: Judy Van De Water discusses the maternal immune system and autism

29 August 2018

Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Judy Van De Water, who will discuss maternal immune activation and autism.

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Chromosome 16’s role in brain, behavior varies by sex

by  /  1 June 2018

Female mice may compensate for the loss of a piece of chromosome 16 better than male mice do.

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May 2018
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Inflammation in mother tied to child’s brain function, behavior

by  /  31 May 2018

Brain networks in newborns may reflect the degree of inflammation their mothers experienced during pregnancy.

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Monkey study bolsters case for brain hormone’s role in autism

by  /  29 May 2018

Male monkeys that avoid touching, grooming or playing with others have low brain levels of the hormone vasopressin.

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Various colored mouse brain sections.
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Imaging approaches expand view into brain’s complexity

by  /  25 May 2018

Four new imaging techniques published over the past few months enable researchers to easily visualize cells and other features in tissue slices and living brains.

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Blood vessels seen at magnification.
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Human ‘mini-brains’ make themselves at home in mice

by  /  23 May 2018

Spheres of brain cells derived from people and implanted into mouse brains recruit blood vessels and integrate with mouse neurons.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Orrin Devinsky discusses cannabis compounds for epilepsy

17 July 2018

Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Orrin Devinsky, who will discuss marijuana-based treatments for seizures.

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Visualization of networks of individual neurons in the brain.
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New map reveals web of connections from single neurons

by  /  18 May 2018

A new map reveals the routes of individual neurons in visual regions of the mouse brain.

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Study challenges theory that protein surplus underlies fragile X

by  /  16 May 2018

Many people with fragile X syndrome show average rates of protein production, challenging a long-held assumption about the condition.

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