Mouse model of autism offers insights to human patients, potential drug targets

Posted by on May 10, 2016 12:42 pm
Categories: health

A new mouse model of a genetically-linked type of autism reveals more about the role of genes in the disorder and the underlying brain changes associated with autism’s social and learning problems. Scientists who developed the new model also discovered that targeting a brain receptor in mice with this type of autism could ease repetitive behaviors and improve learning in some animals.

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