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Advanced imaging reveals mired migration of neurons in Rett syndrome lab models

Advanced imaging reveals mired migration of neurons in Rett syndrome lab models

Using an innovative microscopy method, scientists at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT observed how newborn neurons struggle to reach their proper places in advanced human brain tissue models of Rett syndrome, producing new insight into how developmental deficits observed in the brains of patients with the devastating disorder may emerge. Rett …

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Synthetic Mouse Embryo Models From Stem Cells

Without Egg, Sperm or Womb: Synthetic Embryo Models May Enable Growing Organs for Transplantation

Credit: Weizmann Institute of Science Without Egg, Sperm or Womb: Synthetic Mouse Embryo Models Created Solely from Stem Cells An egg meets a sperm – that’s a necessary first step in life’s beginnings. In embryonic development research, it’s also a common first step. However, in a new study published on August 1, 2022, in the …

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New software flags autism rat model’s telltale squeaks | Spectrum | Autism Research News

New software flags autism rat model’s telltale squeaks | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Squeaks who: A new software tool parses rodent squeaks based on the sources of the calls and their intended targets. People speak; rats squeak. But the rodents also communicate through inaudible ultrasonic vocalizations, which offer insights into their social behavior. A new software tool called TrackUSF can aid researchers collecting ultrasonic data by recording the …

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