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January 2017

In immature brain cells, RNAs hitch ride with fragile X protein

by  /  18 January 2017

A clue to the origins of autism may exist among the molecules that transport RNA in the developing brain.

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November 2016

By hacking cells’ DNA, virus traces brain activity patterns

by  /  25 November 2016

A mutant virus that infiltrates neurons and delivers genes to the nucleus can illuminate brain connections.

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October 2016

Drug duo may reverse effects of Rett mutations in cells

by  /  21 October 2016

A pair of existing drugs normalizes the appearance and activity of neurons derived from the skin of individuals with Rett syndrome.

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September 2016

Barcode trick traces paths of thousands of neurons in brain

by  /  30 September 2016

A new method labels neurons with barcodes to deduce their routes through the brain.

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Chemical brew lets scientists see through bodies, brains

by  /  7 September 2016

A potent chemical cocktail renders tissue transparent in a way that makes even buried brain structures visible.

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August 2016

Maps reveal genetic landscape of developing monkey brain

by  /  12 August 2016

Researchers have charted gene expression in the brains of rhesus macaques from before birth into adulthood.

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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.

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July 2016

Serotonin may mediate effects of infection in the womb

by  /  6 July 2016

Infection during pregnancy may blunt the growth of neurons in the fetus by boosting levels of the chemical messenger serotonin.

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June 2016

New ‘camera’ produces panoramic images of brain activity

by  /  15 June 2016

A program called ClearMap allows researchers to take a snapshot of neuronal activity across the entire brain of an adult mouse.

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April 2016

Flexible tool watches brain talk as mice walk

by  /  27 April 2016

A new brain imaging system lets researchers eavesdrop on mouse neurons as the animals move around and interact with each other.

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