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  • Imaging techniques capture real-world social interaction
    18 October 2012
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    Three new approaches to brain imaging, presented Tuesday at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans, allow researchers to probe how the brain responds to social situations.

  • Researchers swing toward monkey models of autism
    18 October 2012
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    Researchers in Japan have completed the first step in creating transgenic monkey models of autism, according to a poster presented Wednesday at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Prenatal antibodies boost brain stem cells in mice
    18 October 2012
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    Prenatal exposure to antibodies collected from the mothers of children with autism boosts stem cell proliferation in the brains of mice, according to two studies presented at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Stem cell study identifies early issues in Rett syndrome
    17 October 2012
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    Neural stem cells derived from people with Rett syndrome show early signs of dysfunction, according to unpublished research presented at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.

  • Video: The importance of listening with the eyes
    17 October 2012
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    Eyes and ears work together to help us communicate with others. In a video interview with SFARI.org, Sophie Molholm explains that this process goes awry in children with autism.