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  • Learning difficulties mark male mice with autism mutation
    19 November 2014
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    Deletion of an autism-linked chromosomal region leads to learning problems in male mice but not in females, according to unpublished results presented yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Therapy for autism may alter brain activity, behavior
    19 November 2014
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    After four months of a behavioral therapy known as pivotal response training, children with autism show improved behavior and enhanced activity in brain regions that process social information. Researchers presented these preliminary results from a trial yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Method provides reference map for brain connectivity patterns
    19 November 2014
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    A new mathematical method helps researchers understand how brain connectivity in individuals varies from group norms.

  • Individualized autism therapy? There may be an app for that
    18 November 2014
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    A touch-screen game based on popular cartoon characters may one day allow scientists to tailor treatments for children with autism, suggest unpublished results presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Cesarean birth alters immune system, social behavior in mice
    18 November 2014
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    Mice born via cesarean section show subtle social deficits and increased immune and stress responses, suggesting a link between microbe exposure during birth and behavior. Researchers presented the unpublished work today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.