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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: vocalization

May 2016

Questions for Cory Miller: Monkeying around with marmosets

by  /  10 May 2016

Small social monkeys called marmosets are well suited for studies on social behaviors and autism.

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January 2016

Cries from mice with autism mutation fail to attract moms

by  /  29 January 2016

Newborn mice missing a copy of the autism candidate gene TBX1 squeak in overly simple sequences when beckoning their mothers.

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October 2015
Week of OctoberOct
19th
2015

Software solutions; Sesame spectrum

by  /  23 October 2015

An app designed for Google Glass aims to help children with autism recognize emotions, and Sesame Street introduces its first muppet with autism

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Female hormone gives male finches keen ear for song

by  /  21 October 2015

An infusion of estrogen increases activity in the brains of male zebra finches when they hear their own or others’ songs.

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Of mice and women

by  /  19 October 2015

A new government mandate requires researchers to include females in their animal studies — or explain why they don’t. What will this mean for autism research?

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Prozac during pregnancy alters mouse pup behavior

by  /  19 October 2015

Pregnant mice exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine have pups with autism-like behavioral impairments.

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August 2015
Week of AugustAug
17th
2015

Spotted: Phony reviews; tracking trials

by  /  21 August 2015

Springer pulled 64 studies over faked peer reviews, and positive clinical trial results are hard to find.

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July 2015

In mice, bullying may confound autism-like symptoms

by  /  13 July 2015

Living with a large cagemate can cause mutant mice to demonstrate autism-like behaviors that researchers may misinterpret as originating from the mutation, according to a study published 15 April in Physiology of Behavior.

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June 2015

New tool sounds out fine points of animal songs and squeaks

by  /  24 June 2015

A new computer program can quickly and accurately characterize bird songs and mouse squeaks — showing, for example, that mouse pups with an autism-linked mutation call out for their mothers differently than normal mice do.

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May 2015

Device predicts future word use in toddlers with autism

by  /  15 May 2015

An automated analysis of the speech-like sounds from 3-year-olds with autism predicts their word use four months later, according to unpublished research presented yesterday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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