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  • Cognitive test highlights flexibility deficits in autism
    19 October 2012
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    A new cognitive test demonstrates the difficulties people with autism have with flexible thinking, according to a poster presented Wednesday at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Study implicates 'pleasure circuit' in Angelman syndrome
    18 October 2012
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    Mice that model Angelman syndrome, an autism-related disorder, are more motivated to earn rewards than controls are, according to unpublished results presented Wednesday at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • 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.