Brain

How the cerebellum is linked to autism

In this video, professors Sam Wang and Peter Tsai explain the role of the ‘little brain’ in cognition, social skills, emotion control and repetitive behaviors.

By Chelsey B. Coombs
22 June 2020 | 4 min watch
Brain organoid cells look different than those in embryonic brain tissue-grid of six images show growth of both types over time.

Cell stress may sap organoids’ usefulness in autism research

Some cells in brain organoids — 3D clusters of cultured brain cells — fail to develop fully.

By Polina Porotskaya
26 February 2020 | 3 min read

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