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  • Charles Nelson: Searching for early signs of autism
    23 July 2012
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    Charles Nelson, who famously showed that social deprivation damages the developing brain, is analyzing brain waves in babies to study how different genetic risk factors might lead to autism.

  • Gene therapy
    20 July 2012
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    Delicate dosage issues are just one complication of developing gene therapy for neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Molecular mechanisms: Mock virus alters offspring's brain
    20 July 2012
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    Pregnant rats exposed to a virus give birth to offspring with significantly altered levels of three proteins important for brain development, according to a study published 9 June in Molecular Brain.

  • Electrical activity identifies infants at risk of autism
    19 July 2012
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    Two new studies of the brain’s electrical activity bring the autism field one step closer to a physiological measure that can detect the disorder and predict who will go on to develop it.

  • Radio implants help study social interactions in mice
    18 July 2012
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    Radio sensors that track multiple frequencies from devices implanted into mice allow researchers to track the animals’ social behavior, according to a report published 12 June in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods.