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  • Response to biological motion may predict autism
    17 October 2012
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    The brain’s response to biological motion can distinguish typically developing children from those who have a sibling with autism but do not have the disorder themselves, according to research presented at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Cholesterol drug may treat fragile X syndrome
    17 October 2012
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    A cholesterol-lowering drug called lovastatin prevents seizures in mice that model fragile X syndrome, according to a poster presented Sunday at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • New technique takes sharp look at whole mouse brains
    17 October 2012
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    A new microscopy technique allows researchers to take high-resolution three-dimensional images of intact mouse brains.

  • Fragile X rats have trouble learning speech sounds
    17 October 2012
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    Rats lacking FMR1, the gene mutated in people with fragile X syndrome, do not learn to discriminate between human speech sounds like control rats do, according to research presented Monday evening at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Video: Tricking the mind to understand autism
    17 October 2012
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    Sensory illusions are much more than just parlor tricks or diversions, says Carissa Cascio. In a video interview with SFARI.org at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, she explains why sensory illusions work, and what they might be able to teach us about autism.