Over one hour, a particularly motivated mouse poked its nose 350 times into a hole in the test chamber in the hopes of meeting a playmate.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.
The map, by far the largest one of an entire brain to date, contains 130,000 neurons and 53 million synapses.
The tool could help researchers study the neurobiology of natural behaviors, scientists say.
Knocking down the gene that codes for the proteins normalizes the vocalizations.
Children with congenital heart disease have an increased likelihood of autism. Why?
A new technique used to create see-through rodents can help scientists analyze how the nervous system interacts with other body systems.
The inhibitory cells misfire and contribute to social difficulties in mice that model the syndrome.
When combined with tissue-inflation methods, the microscope can image axons without the need for tissue slicing, the researchers say.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, most people with fragile X syndrome express the FMR1 gene — albeit improperly.
But multiple independent researchers say they are not convinced by its results, which fail to confirm high-profile findings from 2017.