Inadequate Myelination of Neurons Tied to Autism: Study
Inadequate Myelination of Neurons Tied to Autism: Study
A mouse model of autism and postmortem brains of autistic individuals showed a lack of mature oligodendrocytes and less myelination than controls.
Inadequate Myelination of Neurons Tied to Autism: Study
Inadequate Myelination of Neurons Tied to Autism: Study

A mouse model of autism and postmortem brains of autistic individuals showed a lack of mature oligodendrocytes and less myelination than controls.

A mouse model of autism and postmortem brains of autistic individuals showed a lack of mature oligodendrocytes and less myelination than controls.

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Image of the Day: Telling Scans
Image of the Day: Telling Scans
Aggie Mika | Oct 16, 2017
In children’s brain scans, scientists uncovered signs of multiple sclerosis before the kids showed any symptoms of the disease.
Week in Review: October 13–17
Week in Review: October 13–17
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2014
Snail not extinct after all; results too good to be true?; mice need myelin production for motor learning; keeping the brain young; the evolution of archaea
Myelin’s Role in Motor Learning
Myelin’s Role in Motor Learning
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 16, 2014
The production of new myelin in the brain—a function of non-neuronal glial cells—may be necessary for motor learning, a mouse study shows.
Remodeling Myelin
Remodeling Myelin
Dan Cossins | Jul 31, 2013
New oligodendrocytes in the adult mouse brain appear to remodel existing myelin sheaths, which may fine-tune the speed of nerve impulses.
Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain
Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain
Sabrina Richards | Oct 10, 2012
In a Phase I trial, researchers show that neural stem cells transplanted into humans can differentiate and begin producing myelin.