The mutation that causes Angelman syndrome makes neurons hyperexcitable, which may explain the frequent seizures that most people with the syndrome have.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Researchers have analyzed thousands of brain organoids derived from six autistic people, gaining the potential to rapidly screen drugs.
Alysson Muotri aims to build a ‘thinking’ brain as a model for autism — even if his colleagues consider that work controversial.
A new method enables scientists to grow organoids that reliably reproduce the diversity of cells at the brain’s surface.
A cache of about 100 brain organoids grown from human cells is expected to launch into orbit this month.
A novel cell culture device enables researchers to grow bundles of nerve fibers from stem cells, mimicking the tissue that connects distant parts of the brain.
Lilia Iakoucheva spends her days running outdoors and solving the molecular complexities of autism, sometimes at the same time.
A cellular pathway that helps neurons grow and move during fetal development may drive the changes in head size in some autistic people.