An atypical thalamus may underlie not only sensory issues in autism but also difficulties with social skills, attention and memory.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.
Cortical organoids that contain non-neuronal brain cells called microglia may reflect human neurodevelopment more faithfully than those that don’t.
The work fills in gaps about how synapses change before and after birth — essential knowledge for understanding whether synapse development differs in autism.
These short reports from Spectrum journalists highlight some of the autism-related findings that caught our attention at the meeting this past week.
Animal models of autism rooted in exposure to maternal antibodies hint at different mechanisms.
Dysfunctional circuits and a rogue sodium channel in the brainstem may explain the disordered breathing pattern seen in children with Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, a form of autism.
Audrey Brumback riffs about volunteering in Mexico, having a lab next door to her husband’s and why she sometimes cries at work.
Compared with a previous mouse strain, a new model better reflects some of the difficulties that people with a rare autism-related syndrome experience, and may help identify biomarkers of the syndrome.
The algorithm estimates a child’s likelihood of having autism from patterns of co-occurring conditions in electronic health records, outperforming a widely used screening test.