An experimental drug that muffles the activity of neurons in the skin moderates heightened reactions to touch in six mouse models of autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: neural circuits
Recent advances in technology allow researchers to measure RNA that is contained within the nucleus of a single brain cell.
The signaling imbalance theory holds that the brains of autistic people are hyper-excitable because of either excess neuronal activity or weak brakes on that activity.
Watch the complete replay of Evelina Fedorenko discussing language processing and development in autism.
To find biological markers of autism, scientists would be wise to measure the brain’s electrical activity along with the resulting magnetic fields.
The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or even of controls.
Any study of postmortem brains must control for artifacts, which are pervasive in brain tissue.
Autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder frequently accompany each other; Scientists are studying both to understand how they differ.