Over the past century, scientists have used a variety of animal models to advance their understanding of the developing brain and autism.
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Tag: C. elegans
Researchers are increasingly turning to simple animals to learn about autism biology and find leads for new drugs.
Worms and zebrafish missing both copies of the gene CHD7 have disrupted cellular signaling, a dearth of inhibitory neurons and behavior changes — all of which are reversed by the stimulant drug ephedrine.
A new wiring diagram of the fruit fly brain is the most complex ever created.
Two new maps show the entire nervous system of the adult roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans.
Tracking how roundworms crawl has enabled scientists to determine that many autism genes are involved in sensory processing and learning.
Monitoring the movements of worms can point to potential treatments for autism.
A new computer program allows researchers to follow the formation and movement of all neurons in a developing worm.