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  • Researchers look for overlap in expression of autism genes
    16 October 2012
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    An analysis of the expression patterns of 26 autism candidate genes identifies 4 whose expression coincides in a part of the cerebellum, according to research presented at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Video: Sharing data invigorates brain-imaging research
    16 October 2012
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    One of the challenges for brain imaging is generating data from enough people to draw conclusions about the subtle features of a disorder. In a video interview at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Randy Buckner shared images made by combining the brain activity of 1,000 individuals.

  • Acetylcholine drug alleviates autism-like behaviors in mice
    16 October 2012
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    A drug that mimics the neurotransmitter acetylcholine relieves repetitive behaviors in a mouse model of autism, according to a poster presented Monday at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Clinical research: Maternal depression linked to mild autism
    16 October 2012
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    Women who have a history of bipolar disorder or depression are more likely to have a child with Asperger syndrome than classic autism, according to a study published in the 2012 issue of Autism Research and Treatment.

  • A call for open-science approaches in autism research
    16 October 2012
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    Sharing data and tools is universally efficient, but the study of autism in particular presents challenges that can benefit from an open-science framework, says Randy Buckner.