A controversial idea about how cells compartmentalize their contents into droplets — like beads of oil in water — could be key to understanding autism, says Julie Forman-Kay.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Mutations in two genes linked to autism and intellectual disability boost the immune response and cause synapse dysfunction.
Mice missing a copy of the autism-linked gene NRXN1 appear to perceive some time intervals as shorter than control mice do, according to a new study.
Spectrum is covering the 2020 International SYNGAP1 Scientific Conference, which took place virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here we’re highlighting researchers’ reactions to noteworthy presentations.
A new atlas lays bare how synapses, or the junctions between neurons, change from birth to old age in mice.
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.
Individuals with mutations in an autism gene called TRIO may have a range of conditions, including intellectual disability and anomalous head size.
A new wiring diagram of the fruit fly brain is the most complex ever created.