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  • Folding mat reveals motor deficits in severe autism
    24 July 2013
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    Using a portable mat embedded with pressure sensors, researchers have shown that adults with severe autism walk more slowly than controls do. The results were published 20 May in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.

  • Fluorescent proteins shine new light on cells
    17 July 2013
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    Researchers have found a new way to light up proteins in living cells, revealing the connections between neurons, according to a study published 19 June in Neuron.

  • Genetics algorithm reveals mosaic mutations
    10 July 2013
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    A new software tool detects chromosomal alterations present in only a subset of cells in the body. This method, described 31 May in BMC Genomics, may help reveal mosaicism’s contribution to neurological disorders.

  • Researchers hone efficiency of making neurons from blood
    3 July 2013
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    A new technique to transform human stem cells into neurons is faster, more efficient and more reliable than existing methods, according to a study published 5 June in Neuron.

  • Analysis probes literature for autism-linked gene culprits
    26 June 2013
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    By combining bioinformatics techniques with an analysis of gene expression, researchers have identified 30 candidate genes for autism, according to a study published 28 May in Translational Psychiatry.