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  • Fish study links chromosome 16 genes to head size
    17 May 2012
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    By creating genetically engineered fish, two independent groups have identified genes in an autism hotspot on chromosome 16 that influence head size and brain development. 

  • New technique helps locate source of brain imaging signals
    16 May 2012
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    Combining functional magnetic resonance imaging of rat brains with a technique that uses light to detect neuronal activity can help researchers hone in on the source of the activity, according to a study published 6 May in Nature Methods.

  • Molecular mechanisms: SHANK2, SHANK3 mouse brains differ
    16 May 2012
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    Mice lacking the autism-associated gene SHANK2 show autism-like behaviors similar to those seen in mice lacking SHANK3, another member of the same gene family. But SHANK2 and SHANK3 mice have distinct alterations at neuronal junctions, according to a report published 29 April in Nature.

  • Personalizing medicine
    15 May 2012
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    A pilot project highlights how adult stem cells could be used to test and select personalized therapies.

  • Cognition and behavior: Language links differ in autism brains
    15 May 2012
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    The bundles of nerve fibers that connect two regions important for language are abnormal in the brains of children with autism, according to a study published 5 April in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.