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Tag: EEG

November 2016

Sensory abnormalities highlight early autism risk

by  /  16 November 2016

Sensory abnormalities could be among the first signs of autism risk — and a target for early treatment.

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Extra dose of Rett syndrome gene alters brain waves in monkeys

by  /  16 November 2016

Monkeys with multiple copies of the gene MeCP2 have irregular brain waves similar to those seen in some children with autism.


Interactive test aims to capture social aspects of gaze

by  /  14 November 2016

People with autism show atypical patterns of gaze even when they are explicitly asked to look at another person’s eyes.

November 2015

Sensitive, superfast sensor detects brain activity in real time

by  /  25 November 2015

A new tool marries an unusually bright fluorescent protein to a light-sensitive pigment to illuminate individual neurons as they fire.

October 2015

Mouse project aims to tackle autism’s genetic diversity

by  /  21 October 2015

Tracking dozens of autism-related behaviors in nearly 200 strains of mice, researchers are linking the behaviors to specific genetic regions.


Brain circuit signs flag preterm babies’ risk for autism

by  /  20 October 2015

Infants born prematurely show alterations in the structure and function of their brain circuits — findings that may help explain their increased risk for autism.

September 2015

Tool tracks brainwaves, blood flow in moving rats

by  /  2 September 2015

A head-mounted device tracks both blood flow and electrical activity in the brains of moving rats.

May 2015

Brain biomarkers of autism may vary by genetic cause

by  /  15 May 2015

People with different genetic forms of autism may have distinct brain-wave signatures, according to preliminary data presented yesterday at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

April 2015

Blood pressure drug may protect brain from seizures

by  /  7 April 2015

A blood pressure drug called bumetanide may shield the brain from the effects of severe seizures early in life.

December 2014

Tomorrow’s tools

by  /  22 December 2014

For 2014, rather than compile the ‘top tools and techniques’ — a list certain to include CRISPR and other technical tricks detailed in our weekly Toolboxes — we asked researchers to dream up the next big tool in autism research. Their wishes range from protein sequencers to scanners that can capture brain activity during daily activities.