Autism

Largest study of its kind reveals that many psychiatric disorders arise from common genes
December 12, 2019
In the largest-ever study of its kind researchers identified more than 100 genetic variants that affect the risk for more than one mental health condition.
Genetic brain disorder fixed in mice using precision epigenome editing
December 10, 2019
Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disorder WAGR syndrome, which causes intellectual disability and obesity in people. This specific editing was unique in that it changed the epigenome -- ho...
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Autism: Early Signs and Symptoms
December 3, 2019





What is autism?


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is ...
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Autism and ADHD share genes
November 26, 2019
Researchers from the national psychiatric project iPSYCH have found that autism and ADHD share changes in the same genes. The new knowledge relates directly to the biological causes of the two child psychiatric disorders.
In Denmark, approximately one per cent of schoolchildren have a...
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Environmental enrichment corrects errors in brain development
November 25, 2019
Environmental enrichment can partially correct miswired neurons in the visual pathway, according to new research.
Catatonia in Down syndrome
November 19, 2019
Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country's most common chromosomal disorder. Inherited heart defects, thyroid cancer, celiac disease and developmental disabilities are common Down syndrome complications. Only rece...
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Subcellular computations within brain during decision-making
November 14, 2019
New research suggests that during decision-making, neurons in the brain are capable of much more complex processing than previously thought.
Early exposure to sounds can address hypersensitivity to noise associated with Fragile X Syndrome
November 6, 2019
A research team has found exposure to sound -- not sound reduction -- during early development of mice engineered to have Fragile X Syndrome, or FXS, restores molecular, cellular, and functional properties in the auditory cortex, the area of the brain that processes sounds. The results suggest that ...
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Daylight Saving Time has long-term effects on health
November 4, 2019
The annual transition to and from daylight saving time (DST) has clinical implications that last longer than the days where clocks 'fall back' or 'spring forward.'
Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement
November 4, 2019
Zebrafish research is a promising way to understand the neural and genetic causes of eye movement problems in people, according to multi-university research.
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