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Neuroscience 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 18:20
Outside of a few rare autism syndromes, autism appears to result from a complex and incompletely understood interplay of genes and experiences that alter early brain development. Researchers have used genetic engineering to introduce many autism-associated genes into mice and rats to see how they More...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:37
Increasingly, scientists are investigating how disruptions in the body’s microbiome– its normal community of healthful bacteria – might disturb brain development and contribute to autism. Deeper understanding may lead to treatments such as probiotics or other therapies that More...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 10:03
This week’s autism presentations at Neuroscience 2013 include reports on the early promise of a broad variety of autism treatments. The findings are preliminary and involve small human studies or testing with various animal models of autism. As such, these therapies are at the earliest More...
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:09
Following a National Institutes of Health press conference at Neuroscience 2013, in San Diego, National Institute of Mental Health Director Tom Insel sat down with Autism Speaks to talk about the future of autism research, diagnosis and treatment.   Dr. Insel: Let me start by saying what a More...
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 08:00
As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise three times per week during pregnancy enhances a newborn’s brain development, according to a small study presented today at Neuroscience 2013, in San Diego. “While animal studies have shown similar results, this is the first randomized More...
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 14:49
Neuroscience 2013, the world’s largest research conference on brain development and function, convened in San Diego today, with more than 30,000 attendees. As the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), this year’s conference will include more than 200 presentations on More...