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“Retired” Mice Find New Life as Top Models for Autism
Jessica Wright | Jan 29, 2018
After years of obscurity, strains of mice with mutations in particular genes are thrust to the fore of autism research.
Study: Autism Linked with Different Reactions to Chemical Signals
Shawna Williams | Nov 27, 2017
Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.
Image of the Day: Fragile X
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 7, 2017
Researchers uncover the central role of a protein linked to Fragile X Syndrome in mice, one of the leading causes of autism and intellectual disability.
Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 3, 2017
Scientists are making use of
tadpoles to study autism risk genes.
Infection During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Mouse Model
Kerry Grens | Sep 13, 2017
Bacterial strains in mice’s gut microbiomes mediated their pups’ risk for developing abnormal behaviors.
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
Staff | Jul 18, 2017
Neurons in a mouse model of autism consistently fire in response to whisker agitation.
Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies
Diana Kwon | Jun 13, 2017
A child neurologist, Isabelle Rapin popularized the notion that autism was part of a spectrum of disorders.
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2017
A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.
Opinion: A Tale of Two Hemispheres
Laurence O’Dwyer | Dec 20, 2016
Studying savant-like behaviors in birds could help researchers better understand autism spectrum disorders.
Shortage of a Protein Linked to Autism in Mice
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 20, 2016
Mice born with lower amounts of nSR100 protein display the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, suggesting a functional link.