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Understanding Autism

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Research with mice is showing how alterations in a gene linked to autism spectrum disorder disrupts the formation and function of synapses in part of the brain, providing new insights into the disorder.

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Sound Treatment for Brain Disorders

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What if treatments for brain disorders don’t need to be based on drugs? Even better, what if there is an alternative that doesn’t have bad side effects and is noninvasive?

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Secrets to Binocular Vision

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Researchers have found that a gene that is critical for binocular vision, allowing us to judge distances and see in 3D.

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Animal Research Helps Animals, Too

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Researchers have developed ways to help pets—often using the same treatments originally designed for their human counterparts.

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Last Updated: 6/7/21