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CUMC researchers find potential target for treating autism.

Hitti, an MD-PhD college student in Dr. Siegelbaum's laboratory, who also developed the transgenic mouse. Normally, mice are normally interested in a mouse they've never met; they spend more time investigating a new mouse than a familiar one. Inside our experiment, nevertheless, mice with an inactivated CA2 area showed no choice for a novel mouse versus a previously encountered mouse, indicating a lack of social storage. Related StoriesResearchers introduce free iOS app to learn about autism in youthful childrenNew study compares efficiency of clozapine with standard antipsychotics in adults with schizophreniaUnderstanding how schizophrenia affects workings of the mind In two different novel-object recognition checks, the CA2-deficient mice demonstrated a normal preference for an object they had not really previously encountered, showing that the mice did not have a global insufficient curiosity in novelty. Continue reading