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Agent Boosts Sociability in Mice

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Published on Apr 25, 2012

Autism-like behaviors in mice have been reduced, using an experimental agent being tested in patients for a related disorder. Here, a mouse pays a social visit to a strange animal. The experimental agent increased such sociability, which is impaired in autism.

Credit: MuYang, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Crawley, Ph.D., NIMH Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience

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