Autism BrainNet Webinar-April 28, 2017

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

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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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December 2016 Webinar
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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Autism BrainNet Webinar

  On Friday, October 14th Autism BrainNet held a webinar featuring Dr. Shafali Spurling Jeste of UCLA and Dr. David A. Menassa of the University of Oxford. Dr. Jeste is a behavioral child neurologist specializing in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. On the webinar, she discussed the epidemiology and clinical features of people with autism […]

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CNN Profiles Autism BrainNet

September 15, 2016 CNN recently explored why brain tissue is so important to autism research, and talked with the Bolen Family, donors to the program, on what the donation meant to them.  Click here to read more.

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Autism BrainNet 2016 Summer Update

July 28, 2016 We are happy to share the Summer 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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