Mock viral infections impair social memory in mice with a mutation tied to autism, and autistic boys are more likely than their non-autistic peers to have had serious infections early in life.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
An autism-linked mutation could make the brain grow unusually large by prompting cells to express a chemical signal better known for its connection to cancer.
Misaligned gene expression maps suggest that some autism-linked genes play distinct roles in mouse and human brains.
The overproduction of proteins in brain cells called microglia causes social impairments, cognitive deficits and repetitive behavior in male mice, a new study has found.
A new technique allows researchers to transplant human microglia into mouse brains and better study the association between these cells and autism.
An online resource reveals all major cell types in the developing human brain during the period in which autism is thought to arise.
A set of neurons involved in complex cognitive functions may play a central role in autism.
Exposure to inflammation in the womb may affect the brain and behavior of males and females differently.
The largest genetic analysis of postmortem brain tissue to date has yielded maps of when and where genes related to autism are turned on and off throughout life.