Jolting a bundle of nerve fibers deep in the brain restores learning and memory in mice with mutations of the autism-linked gene CDKL5.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Misaligned gene expression maps suggest that some autism-linked genes play distinct roles in mouse and human brains.
Mice missing a copy of the autism-linked gene NRXN1 appear to perceive some time intervals as shorter than control mice do, according to a new study.
Intranasal oxytocin may spur new neuron growth and changes in social behavior after a few weeks.
Mutations in POGZ, a gene strongly linked to autism, lead to a signaling imbalance in multiple brain regions in mice, according to two new studies.
Mice that model 22q11.2 deletion syndrome lack social memory, but that trait can be reversed using a drug that targets the flow of potassium ions in neurons.
Doctors and scientists should consider sleep problems an integral part of autism and begin to study them in more rigorous ways.
Dampening overactive brain circuits alleviates social and memory problems in a mouse model of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.