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, researchers¬†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 for¬†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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