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  • Technique follows calcium trail to track changes in signaling
    24 October 2012
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    Researchers have genetically engineered neurons to fluoresce in response to the calcium signals emitted when they fire, according to a study published 18 October in Neuron.

  • Clinical research: Temperament marks infants with autism
    24 October 2012
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    Babies later diagnosed with autism tend to have a heightened response to sights and sounds in their first year of life, and smile and cuddle less as toddlers than controls do, according to a paper published 24 August in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

  • Big show
    23 October 2012
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    Our coverage of the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting ran the gamut from feral monkeys to the language of mice and new treatments for fragile X syndrome.

  • Molecular mechanisms: Immune molecule boosts brain size
    23 October 2012
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    Mice with elevated levels of the immune molecule interleukin-6 have abnormally large brains, according to a study published 23 August in the International Journal of Neuroscience.

  • Newborn blood may reveal early immune signs of autism
    22 October 2012
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    Children diagnosed with autism tend to have low blood levels of several immune molecules at birth, according to an epidemiological study published in August in the Journal of Immunology.