A brain circuit that wires lone mice to seek out social contact may offer clues about autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A new technique can stimulate and record activity across broad swaths of the monkey brain.
Super-resolution microscopy can set off a series of biological processes that lead to cell death, compromising imaging experiments.
Scientists dish about the biggest challenges they face as they tackle tough questions about autism.
A tool kit of light-sensitive proteins allows researchers to mute communication between specific sets of neurons in mice.
Some children who ‘outgrow’ autism may not have had it to begin with; researchers are wasting time and money studying the wrong cells; and talk about CRISPR’s future stirs up the past.
A new method uses luminescent proteins to switch neurons on or off in the brains of freely moving rats.
A miniature microscope made from cheap, ‘off-the-shelf’ parts can track firing neurons in the brains of freely moving mice.
Tiny pulses of blue light dampen the expression of inflammatory genes in microglia, and may cause unplanned effects when using optogenetics.
A new device lets researchers wirelessly stimulate the brains of rodents as they explore their cages, and can deliver drugs at the same time. Its use could identify brain circuits that mediate autism-like behaviors.