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Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

For many years, some parents have noticed that their autistic children's behavioral symptoms diminished when they had a fever. This phenomenon has been documented in at least two large-scale studies over the past 15 years, but it was unclear why fever would have such an effect.A new study from MIT and Harvard Medical School sheds light on the cellular mechanisms that may underlie this phenomenon. In a study of mice, the researchers found that in some cases of infection, an immune molecule called...
Tags: Health, Biology, Children, Neuroscience, Mit, Innovation, Denmark, Health Care, Illness, New York University, Samuel, Harvard Medical School, CHOI, Dan Littman, Gloria Choi, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory Choi

Hair thin fibers were used for two way optical, electrical and chemical signaling within the brain

For the first time ever, a single flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical, and chemical signals back and forth into the brain, putting into practice an idea first proposed two years ago. With some tweaking to further improve its biocompatibility, the new approach could provide a dramatically improved way to learn about the functions and interconnections of different brain regions.The new fibers were developed through a collaborat...
Tags: Science, Technology, Mit, Brain, Innovation, Neurons, Samuel, Cognitive Sciences, Nature Neuroscience, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Mind Computer Interface, Cyborg, Seongjun Park, Polina Anikeeva, Yoel Fink, Gloria Choi