Autism BrainNet 2017 Summer Update

We are happy to share the Summer 2017 issue of the Autism BrainNet newsletter with you. The Autism BrainNet newsletter frequently summarizes the new science and outreach of this program. Read more here.

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Autism BrainNet Webinar-April 28, 2017

On April 28th, Dr. Neelroop Parkishak from the lab of Dr. Daniel Geschwind at UCLA presented a summary of findings which looked at the simultaneous activity of several genes together, rather than separately, to identify common biological mechanisms across the causes of autism. He showed that despite different causes of ASD, brain tissue research reveals […]

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Autism BrainNet Webinar – May 4, 2017

Around 5-10% of autism cases are caused by mutations of highly penetrant genes. It was previously thought that environmental factors did not play a significant role in these “single gene autisms,” but recent research has proven otherwise. On Thursday, May 4th, Dr. Janine LaSalle and collaborator Keith Dunaway discussed the opportunities in studying gene x […]

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Autism BrainNet 2017 Spring Update

We are happy to share the Spring 2017 issue of the Autism BrainNet newsletter with you. The Autism BrainNet newsletter frequently summarizes the new science and outreach of this program. Read more here.

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New Autism BrainNet Study Shows Sex Differences in the Brain

Using brain tissue from individuals with males and females with autism, researchers showed an increase in the number of genetic mutations in females compared to males.  Females showed more mutations in genes controlling neurotransmitter and immune function and neuronal development.  This study highlights the need for more research into understanding the brains of females with […]

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Autism BrainNet 2016 Winter Update

We are happy to share the Winter 2016 issue of the Autism BrainNet newsletter with you. The Autism BrainNet newsletter frequently summarizes the new science and outreach of this program. Read more here.

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Autism BrainNet Webinar-December 13, 2016

On December 13, 2016, Dr. Matthew Anderson from Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center presented a 45 minute webinar on recent findings in autism thanks to studying the brains of people with autism.  It covers genetics, neuropathology and immunology.  It’s a great chance to hear a quick recap of findings from an Autism BrainNet node director. […]

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Jane Pickett to Leave Autism BrainNet

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Jane Pickett, Autism BrainNet Science Program Officer, will be leaving Autism BrainNet at the end of November. Dr. David Amaral, director of Autism BrainNet said, “we owe Dr. Pickett an enormous debt of gratitude for her help in the graceful transition from the Autism Tissue Program […]

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Autism BrainNet 2016 Autumn Update

We are happy to share the Autumn 2016 issue of the Autism BrainNet newsletter with you. The Autism BrainNet newsletter frequently summarizes the new science and outreach of this program. Read more here.

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