Treatments for touch hypersensitivity explored in new research

Harvard professors David Ginty and Lauren Orefice describe how their innovations present a novel approach to treating tactile hypersensitivity in patients with autism-spectrum disorders.

Caroline Perry • harvard
Jan. 8, 2020 ~15 min

Tags:  science-technology  autism  basic-research  office-of-technology-development  david-ginty  lauren-orefice  tactile-hypersensitivity

Harvard to launch center for autism research with $20M gift

Created with $20 million gift, the Hock E. Tan and K. Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research at Harvard Medical School will aim to unravel the basic biology of autism and related disorders.

Ekaterian Pesheva • harvard
Oct. 10, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  autism  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  hock-e-tan  k-lisa-yang  the-hock-e-tan-and-k-lisa-yang-center-for-autism-research-at-harvard-medical-school

Axon moves past role as a nerve cell’s foot soldier

Now research suggests that a nerve cells’ axons may be making decisions on their own, challenging the dogma that the nucleus and cell body are the control centers of the neuron.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Feb. 15, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  autism  basic-research  jeffrey-macklis  neurological-disease  neuron

Axon moves past role as a nerve cell’s foot soldier

Now research suggests that a nerve cells’ axons may be making decisions on their own, challenging the dogma that the nucleus and cell body are the control centers of the neuron.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Feb. 15, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  autism  basic-research  jeffrey-macklis  neurological-disease  neuron

Harvard neuroscientist Paola Arlotta sees disease-fighting potential in brain organoids

Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Paola Arlotta is seeking to develop a new tool to understanding brain function and dysfunction: self-generating brain organoids.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 11, 2018 ~12 min

Tags:  stem-cells  brain  autism  health-medicine  alvin-powell  brain-science  giorgia-quadrato  jeff-lichtman  neurobiology  organoids  paola-arlotta

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