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Babies who are later diagnosed with autism show aberrant connections between brain regions in their first year of life, according to a new study1. In particular, researchers found that nerve bundles in brain regions that process sound, vision and language seem to transfer information inefficiently. …
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A new method reveals which drugs can cross the cellular barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream1. The blood-brain barrier protects the brain from foreign invaders. But it also blocks out many chemical compounds, creating a major hurdle for drug development. Treatments for autism and ot…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
Brain scans of people with autism reveal many things — structures that are unusually large or small, or atypical patterns of activity. But increasing evidence suggests that autism begins well before birth. By the time a person is diagnosed, her brain may have already adjusted to compensate for the c…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
Mice missing FMR1, the gene mutated in fragile X syndrome, have an atypical brain response to meeting an unfamiliar mouse1. The mice show increased activity in the amygdala, a brain region that regulates fear and anxiety, compared with control mice. They also show altered patterns of gene expression…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
In this episode of “Spectrum Stories,” host Jacob Brogan talks to some of the scientists conducting research with baby siblings of children with autism, as well as with some of the families who enrolled in the studies. Read the related article here. The post Spectrum stories: Learning f…
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In the United States, 117 people from 13 states contracted measles between 1 January and 15 July of this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the same time period, 45 states and the District of Columbia reported 3,886 mumps infections. In 2015, there were 20,76…
6 days ago · From Spectrum News
A widely used test for diagnosing autism may miss children whose parents are not concerned that their child may have the condition, according to a new study1. The tool, called the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), is a 93-item questionnaire that caregivers fill out. It is often used with …
7 days ago · From Spectrum News