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Society for Neuroscience Global Connectome 2021

January 2021
Two rats interacting
SFN GC 2021

Female rats master social recognition later than males do

by  /  12 January 2021

Young male rats can recognize rats they’ve recently met, whereas young females treat new acquaintances like strangers, research shows.

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Neurons show structural changes, seen in black and white.
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Loss of a top autism gene may alter neuron structure

by  /  12 January 2021

Mutations in the autism-linked gene ASH1L change how neurons grow and develop.

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Proteins present at neuronal junctions.
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Repeat labeling helps reveal synaptic proteins

by  /  12 January 2021

A novel microscopy technique offers the most detailed look to date at the proteins present at neuronal junctions.

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Lab mice in cage
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‘Litter effects’ may skew findings in mouse studies

by  /  11 January 2021

Even when they share identical genetic backgrounds, mice from separate litters show different patterns of development, according to a new study.

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Heat map of mouse activity.
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Circuit linking prefrontal cortex and brain’s relay station regulates social behavior in mice

by  /  11 January 2021

A set of neurons connecting the prefrontal cortex and the thalamus helps regulate social interactions in mice.

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computational neural network in red and blue lines.
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Computational technique recapitulates neuron shapes

by  /  11 January 2021

A new method automatically reconstructs the 3D branching shapes of neurons from images.

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two mice interacting.
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Mice show brain, behavior changes weeks after oxytocin treatment

by  /  11 January 2021

Intranasal oxytocin may spur new neuron growth and changes in social behavior after a few weeks.

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grid of clocks showing different times
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Missing autism gene may affect time perception in mice

by  /  11 January 2021

Mice missing a copy of the autism-linked gene NRXN1 appear to perceive some time intervals as shorter than control mice do, according to a new study.

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organoids in early stages of development.
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Organoids show how mutations in top autism gene may lead to brain overgrowth in people

by  /  11 January 2021

The loss of CHD8, a top autism gene, speeds up the production of certain neurons and leads to overgrowth in spheres of cultured brain cells.

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Colorful CT scan of a zebrafish head.
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Zebrafish strains reveal broad effects of autism genes

by  /  11 January 2021

Mutations in autism-linked genes lead to a variety of changes in brain activity, sensory perception and sleep-wake cycles in zebrafish.

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