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Agent Reduces Repetitive Behavior 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 is absorbed in repetitive self-grooming. The experimental agent reduced this repetitive behavior in a strain of mice that is prone to it, and almost stopped repetitive vertical jumping in another strain of mice.

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

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