Monthly Archives: February 2016

Research: “Micro-electrode array recordings reveal reductions in both excitation and inhibition in cultured cortical neuron networks lacking Shank3”

In this study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researchersĀ aimed to explore the use of a micro-electrode array (MEA) as an assay to help identify the electrical network phenotypes associated with risk genes forĀ autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Researchers … Continue reading

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Seaver Center Research: “Neural selectivity for communicative auditory signals in Phelan-McDermid syndrome”

This study by researchers at the Seaver Autism Center examined the differences in brain function between individuals affected by Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS) and those with idiopathic ASD. The researchers found that children with PMS responded differently to communicative vocal sounds … Continue reading

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