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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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