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The post Relocation repercussions; gene editing first; oxytocin sensor and more appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
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A new trick involving a virus gives the CRISPR enzyme system the ability to edit the genome of a neuron more predictably than was previously possible1. The technique enables researchers to target any brain area in mice of any age. The researchers described the approach 15 November in Neuron. Genome …
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Male mice with a genetic variant tied to autism have learning difficulties that females with the variant do not, a new study suggests1. The mice are missing a stretch of DNA on chromosome 16 called 16p11.2. About 30 percent of people with the deletion have autism. The male mice also show sex-specifi…
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Scientists and administrators are up in arms about the tax reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on 16 November. A provision in the bill dramatically boosts the amount of money graduate students would have to pay in taxes. The move could effectively make academic research an unaffo…
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For two weeks in September 2010, I sat with a team of Ethiopian mental health experts inside a hotel in Addis Ababa, drafting materials for a new health and education training program for rural community health workers. The program would provide community health workers with an additional year of tr…
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The prevalence of autism continues to increase across the United States, regardless of socioeconomic class, according to a new study1. Overall, black and Hispanic children are less likely than their white peers to have an autism diagnosis. The findings highlight persistent racial disparities in auti…
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The drug mavoglurant has no effect on a brain circuit involved in social behavior in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. That may explain why the drug failed to improve social behavior in people with the condition, researchers reported yesterday at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting i…
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
The same techniques that generate images of smoke, clouds and fantastic beasts in movies can render neurons and brain structures in fine-grained detail. Two projects presented yesterday at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., gave attendees a sampling of what these p…
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A trio of drugs eases repetitive behaviors in mice by activating neurons in a brain region involved in motor control. Researchers presented the unpublished findings today at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Repetitive behaviors, such as spinning or hand flapping, …
6 days ago · From Spectrum News