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  • Device helps record neuronal activity in moving rats
    5 September 2012
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    A new device allows researchers to identify the precise source of an emitted brain signal measured in freely moving rats, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurophysiology.

  • Molecular mechanisms: Drug corrects excitable mouse brains
    5 September 2012
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    A compound called baclofen restores the balance between different types of brain signals and alleviates autism-like behaviors in mice, according to a study published 17 July in Translational Psychiatry. A similar drug called arbaclofen is in clinical trials as a treatment for autism and fragile X syndrome.

  • Candid camera
    4 September 2012
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    Home videos suggest that babies later diagnosed with autism gesture differently than typically developing babies or those with other developmental disorders.

  • Cognition and behavior: Early words improve autism outcome
    4 September 2012
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    Children with autism who spoke their first words before 2 years of age may have better outcomes than those who talked later, according to a study published 7 June in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

  • Postmortem brains crucial for autism research
    4 September 2012
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    Postmortem brains from individuals with autism allow researchers to look at patterns of gene expression in different cell types, and to understand the interplay among neurons and neural circuits, says Dan Arking.