Stem cells reprogrammed to become neurons can provide a picture of gene expression in neurons that is traditionally available only from brain tissue.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Emerging tools and techniques that may advance autism research.
Researchers have engineered four new mouse lines that each show activation of a different subset of neurons in response to a blue light.
Researchers have created detailed three-dimensional reconstructions of the numerous complex branches of dendrites, the signal-receiving ends of neurons.
Researchers have optimized an early social screening questionnaire to distinguish autism from other developmental disabilities in preschool-aged children.
Researchers have developed standard genetic reference samples that clinicians can use to diagnose Angelman and Prader-Willi syndromes, two disorders associated with the same chromosomal region.
Even small head movements inside a brain scanner can affect results, according to a report published 23 July in Neuroimage.
Researchers are creating a population of inbred lab mice with the potential to produce thousands of genetically diverse strains. Experiments using the first of these mice are published in the August issue of Genomic Research.
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