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  • Fluorescent fish help track mitochondrial motion
    16 January 2013
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    Fish engineered to express fluorescent proteins allow researchers to follow the paths of migrating mitochondria, the cell’s energy producers, according to a study published 14 November in The Journal of Neuroscience.

  • Clinical research: Autism traits inherited in families
    16 January 2013
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    Members of families that have multiple children with autism have more features of the disorder than do those from families that have only one child with autism, according to a study published 2 November in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

  • Rescue funds
    15 January 2013
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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated funds to help New York University’s Langone Medical Center replace lost equipment and relocate research labs damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

  • Molecular mechanisms: Neuroligin brackets neuronal junctions
    15 January 2013
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    Neuroligin-2, an autism-linked protein, functions at both sides of neuronal junctions in fruit flies, according to a study published 7 November in The Journal of Neuroscience. The proteins have only been seen at the signal-receiving ends of these junctions in vertebrates.

  • Studies hint at promise for blood-based autism biomarkers
    14 January 2013
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    Gene expression changes measured in blood may help differentiate children with autism from those without the disorder, suggest two studies published in the past few months.