Monthly Archives: April 2017

Sleep deficits in autism spectrum disorders and the role of neuroligin gene mutation

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Despite sleep impairments occurring in all subtypes in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their causes still remain unclear. In a study published today in Molecular Brain researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) to examine whether a gene mutation coding for neuroligin affected sleep pattern and quality in mice. Here an author of the study, Jackie J. Liu tells us more.