Certain patterns of electrical activity in the brain may signal autism in children with tuberous sclerosis complex, a related genetic condition.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Nerve fiber tracts in the brains of autistic girls appear more fragmented than those of typical girls’. Autistic boys’ brains, meanwhile, look like those of typical boys.
Two new maps show the entire nervous system of the adult roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans.
Mutations in an autism gene called ANK2 may alter brain wiring by causing the growth of excess neuronal connections.
The brains of some autistic children may not adapt to repeated touch or sound, even after several minutes.
Mice that lack a segment of chromosome 22 — a mutation associated with autism — have unusually sparse connections between brain regions.
Autistic women show unusually strong connections, and autistic men unusually weak ones, between two brain regions.
A new technique leads to neuron cultures of consistent quality, enabling scientists to study how autism mutations alter neurons.
Two imaging techniques together reveal architectural features of the brains of preterm infants.