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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: Angelman syndrome

November 2016

Faulty electrical activity keeps Angelman syndrome cells apart

by  /  16 November 2016

A new stem cell model of Angelman syndrome delivers evidence for three molecular mechanisms underlying the condition — and one potential treatment.

August 2016

Motor troubles in Angelman may stem from nerve fiber anomaly

by  /  1 August 2016

Unusually thin nerve fibers in the brain may underlie the motor difficulties seen in children with Angelman syndrome, an autism-related condition.

July 2016

Tricks to treat Angelman syndrome may lie in ‘clock cells’

by  /  4 July 2016

A newly discovered phenomenon in cells that regulate the sleep-wake cycle may provide clues for how to treat two autism-related conditions.

May 2016

Firsthand experience with autism can spark new science

by  /  12 May 2016

Meeting people with autism can give scientists new ideas and the motivation to pursue long-term studies.

April 2016

Subset of neurons may spark seizures in Angelman syndrome

by  /  25 April 2016

Mutations in a set of neurons that dampen brain activity may be the source of seizures in an autism-related syndrome.

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February 2016

Mouse study offers promise of reversing autism symptoms

by  /  19 February 2016

Treatments for autism might be effective even after the brain is fully formed.

December 2015

Notable papers of 2015

22 December 2015

Our top 10 papers for this year, based on input from autism researchers, capture the full spectrum of findings — from molecular biology to large-scale epidemiology.

October 2015

For autism mouse models, gender matters

by  /  22 October 2015

The mutation that leads to Angelman syndrome may affect the brains of female mice more severely than those of male mice.

August 2015

Hyperactive protein points to possible autism treatment

by  /  10 August 2015

A mutation that boosts the activity of the autism risk gene UBE3A may cause neurons to form too many connections, disrupting brain development. Some people with autism have extra copies of the gene, so the findings, published last week in Cell, add to evidence implicating UBE3A in autism.

May 2015

Early treatment is key for children with Angelman syndrome

by  /  8 May 2015

Fixing the gene that’s faulty in Angelman syndrome ameliorates anxiety and motor deficits in a mouse model of the disorder, but only if done early in life.