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  • Molecular mechanisms: Immune molecule boosts brain size
    23 October 2012
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    Mice with elevated levels of the immune molecule interleukin-6 have abnormally large brains, according to a study published 23 August in the International Journal of Neuroscience.

  • Newborn blood may reveal early immune signs of autism
    22 October 2012
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    Children diagnosed with autism tend to have low blood levels of several immune molecules at birth, according to an epidemiological study published in August in the Journal of Immunology.

  • Robotic tool profiles patterns of neurons
    19 October 2012
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    Researchers have launched a $4.3 million five-year collaborative effort to profile thousands of types of neurons in the brain, detailing their shape, signaling patterns and gene expression. The project was presented in a poster session Tuesday at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Movement patterns may distinguish autism subgroups
    19 October 2012
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    Analysis of the movement patterns of people with autism suggests a new approach to classifying the disorder, as well as opportunities for individualized treatment, according to research presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Guest blog: Transparent reports
    19 October 2012
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    New standards for animal studies, including an emphasis on replicating results and the publication of negative findings, are vital for research progress, says Jacqueline Crawley.