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Tag: postmortem brains

November 2016

Large postmortem brain study unearths clues to schizophrenia

by  /  3 November 2016

A massive collection of brain tissue reveals common genetic variants that influence gene expression in the brain.

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September 2016
Week of SeptemberSep
12th
2016

Grant gaffe; brain bestowal; biobank blitz

by  /  16 September 2016

A university must pay the U.S. government $9.5 billion for false claims on federal grants, a mother explains her decision to donate her son’s brain to science, and investigators struggle to enroll families in autism research.

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Chemical brew lets scientists see through bodies, brains

by  /  7 September 2016

A potent chemical cocktail renders tissue transparent in a way that makes even buried brain structures visible.

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August 2016
Week of AugustAug
8th
2016

Political science; dedicated digs; name game

by  /  12 August 2016
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Software supplies snapshot of gene expression across brain

by  /  5 August 2016

A new tool provides speedy analysis of gene expression in individual neurons from postmortem brain tissue.

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June 2016

Analyses of gene activity may yield clues to roots of autism

by ,  /  28 June 2016

Network analyses of gene expression patterns may point to key molecular pathways that autism alters and suggest new ways of treating the condition.

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Brain tissue study bolsters autism, schizophrenia link

by  /  3 June 2016

Brains from people with autism show patterns of gene expression similar to those from people with schizophrenia.

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May 2016

Pattern of chemical tags on DNA altered in autism brains

by  /  13 May 2016

DNA from autism brains shows elevated levels of a certain type of chemical tag that influences gene expression compared with DNA from controls.

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Gene expression patterns may underlie autism’s gender bias

by  /  5 May 2016

Genes that are expressed at higher levels in men’s brains than in women’s also tend to be enriched in the brains of people with autism.

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April 2016

Pesticide effect on cells may resemble signs of autism

by  /  4 April 2016

A class of fungicides used on crops can produce changes in mouse brain cells that look similar to those seen in people with autism.

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