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 | Jan. 8, 2020 | harvard
~15 mins   

Tags: science-technology autism basic-research david-ginty lauren-orefice office-of-technology-development 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 | Oct. 10, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: health-medicine autism harvard-medical-school 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 | Feb. 15, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

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 | Feb. 15, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

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 | Dec. 11, 2018 | harvard
~12 mins   

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

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