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  • Cognition and behavior: Some neurons attuned to whole faces
    29 November 2011
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    A subset of neurons in the amygdala, a small brain region responsible for processing emotions, recognize whole faces rather than individual features, according to a study published 11 October in Current Biology.

  • Mouse models point to early troubles in tuberous sclerosis
    28 November 2011
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    The brain abnormalities characteristic of tuberous sclerosis may begin early in development and involve malfunctioning of neuronal precursors, according to studies of two different mouse models of the disorder published in October.

  • Mouse monopoly
    25 November 2011
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    There are a host of problems with laboratory rodents that scientists rarely talk about, argues a fascinating series of articles in Slate magazine.

  • Genetics: Loss of autism-linked region leads to obesity
    25 November 2011
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    More than 70 percent of individuals lacking the autism-associated 16p11.2 chromosomal region are overweight or obese, according to a study published 20 September in the Journal of Genetics and Genomics.

  • Helen Tager-Flusberg: Decoding the language of autism
    24 November 2011
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    The language deficit in autism is complex and diverse. With a no-nonsense and thoughtful approach, Helen Tager-Flusberg has devoted her career to sorting it all out.