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  • Sound processing skewed in mouse model of Rett syndrome
    27 March 2015
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    Researchers have traced an unusual maternal behavior in female mice modeling Rett syndrome to a neural circuit that processes sound. They have also found a drug that reverses this behavior.

  • Repurposed drugs may treat Angelman syndrome
    19 March 2015
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    An acne drug, a dietary supplement and a failed sleeping aid each show promise for Angelman syndrome, according to unpublished results presented Tuesday at a meeting.

  • Enriched environment staves off autism-like behavior in rats
    20 November 2014
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    Rats exposed in utero to the epilepsy drug valproic acid, a risk factor for autism, do not develop autism-like behaviors if they are reared in a stimulating environment. Researchers presented the unpublished findings yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Who are you going to believe, your body or your lying eyes?
    20 November 2014
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    Children with autism tend to rely more on their bodies when learning new motor skills, while controls rely more on their eyes, suggests unpublished research presented Wednesday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Feisty mice may reveal autism gene's link to aggression
    20 November 2014
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    Varying the number of copies of a single autism-linked gene modulates social behavior and aggression in mice, according to unpublished results presented yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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