GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
Contrary to prior evidence, a study finds receptor density is the same among people without and without the disorder, although GABA signaling still appears to be impaired.
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism

Contrary to prior evidence, a study finds receptor density is the same among people without and without the disorder, although GABA signaling still appears to be impaired.

Contrary to prior evidence, a study finds receptor density is the same among people without and without the disorder, although GABA signaling still appears to be impaired.

genetic manipulation, evolution, neuroscience
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Ashley Yeager | Oct 12, 2018
Human eye organoids could help scientists develop therapies for colorblindness.
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2018
In a condition called mechanical allodynia, when everyday activities exact misery, the same neurons that ordinarily transmit normal touch are involved in feelings of pain.
Image of the Day: Pain or O-Face?
Image of the Day: Pain or O-Face?
Jef Akst | Oct 10, 2018
Expressions of pain and orgasm are distinguishable, study finds.
Both Sides of the Brain Are Active During One-Sided Arm Movement
Both Sides of the Brain Are Active During One-Sided Arm Movement
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 8, 2018
Researchers directly recorded neural activity in both sides of the brain’s cortex during the movement of only one arm in humans.
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped <em>Homo sapiens</em> Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Shawna Williams | Oct 4, 2018
Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Inflammation may be a strong contender for the connection between mom’s weight and children’s neurodevelopment, according to lab studies on animals.
Alzheimer&rsquo;s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
One variant limited the brain’s ability to use glucose.
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 1, 2018
The Østby sisters, one a neuroscientist and the other a writer, explore the uncharted territory of memory in their new book.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2018 issue of The Scientist.