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(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Dr. Abdelsalam Ahmed/McMaster University) A device created by UCLA researchers  generates electric signals from a person's movement. The device can monitor for signs of stillness that indicate the wearer might be in danger.
(Courtesy of Dr. Abdelsalam Ahmed/McMaster University) A device created by UCLA researchers  generates electric signals from a person's movement. The device can monitor for signs of stillness that indicate the wearer might be in danger.

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(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

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(Jae Su/Daily Bruin)

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The researchers studied the mechanisms behind fragile X syndrome, one of the most common genetic causes of autism. They identified and treated a neuron deficit, enabling mice with fragile X syndrome to learn a visual task as quickly as healthy mice. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA researchers test potential autism treatment on mice

UCLA researchers successfully tested a potential treatment for visual deficiencies associated with autism by manipulating malfunctioning neurons in mice. The team of researchers studied the mechanisms behind fragile X syndrome, one of the most common genetic causes of autism and identified the deficit neurons that impaired the mice’s ability to process visual information. Read more...

The researchers studied the mechanisms behind fragile X syndrome, one of the most common genetic causes of autism. They identified and treated a neuron deficit, enabling mice with fragile X syndrome to learn a visual task as quickly as healthy mice. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)