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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: epilepsy

April 2017
Week of AprilApr
24th
2017

Senate support; brain boom; spectrum of support

by  /  28 April 2017

Scott Gottlieb is poised to become chief of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, neuroscience research has blossomed over the past decade, and new grants support adults with autism.

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March 2017

In trials, repurposed drug shows promise for autism

by  /  27 March 2017

A drug used to treat excessive swelling seems to ease autism features in some children on the spectrum.

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February 2017

With bright tricks, light leaves brain forever changed

by  /  17 February 2017

Using flashes of light, scientists can spark seizures, tweak cell junctions and motivate mice from afar.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
13th
2017

Editing history; shot talk; catch of the day

by  /  17 February 2017

The Broad Institute can keep its CRISPR patents, Trump’s vaccine safety panel may be back on, and a drug discovered in fish eases seizures in children.

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Distinct mutations in sodium channel trigger autism, epilepsy

by  /  8 February 2017

Some mutations in a gene called SCN2A make neurons less excitable and are linked to autism; others have the opposite effect and may cause seizures during infancy.

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January 2017

Exploring the hidden world of inhibitory brain signals

by ,  /  24 January 2017

Scientists have discovered more than 100 new proteins at junctions in the brain that dampen neuronal activity.

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Diverse causes of autism converge on common gene signature

by  /  23 January 2017

The brains of people with autism show a distinct molecular signature that reflects alterations in how genes are pieced together and expressed.

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December 2016

Supple sensor picks up neuron chatter in human brain

by  /  16 December 2016

A flexible electrode array can eavesdrop on neurons in people without damaging brain tissue.

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November 2016

Sodium channel gene takes diverging paths in autism, epilepsy

by  /  16 November 2016

Mutations in a gene called SCN2A have opposite effects in autism and in epilepsy.

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September 2016
Week of SeptemberSep
12th
2016

Grant gaffe; brain bestowal; biobank blitz

by  /  16 September 2016

A university must pay the U.S. government $9.5 billion for false claims on federal grants, a mother explains her decision to donate her son’s brain to science, and investigators struggle to enroll families in autism research.

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