One percent of adults and 5% of children are unable to achieve what most of us take for granted, speaking without stuttering. Instead, they struggle with words, often repeating the … Continue Reading Researchers map the cause of stuttering in the brain.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found for the first time that stress during the first trimester of pregnancy alters the population of microbes living in a mother’s vagina. … Continue Reading Study finds mother’s stress alters babies’ gut and neurodevelopment through vaginal microbiome.
Researchers at Columbia University and Leiden University have found that children whose mothers were malnourished at famine levels during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy had changes in DNA methylation … Continue Reading Epigenomic study pinpoints critical period for prenatal nutrition in development of fetus.
New research by researchers at the University of Massachusetts suggests the immune system plays an unsuspected and surprising role in the progression of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disorder affecting … Continue Reading Researchers identify the role of microglia in Rett syndrome.
New research conducted by the UC Davis MIND Institute on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder has found differences in the underlying biology of their brains, and … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps differences in the brains of girls and boys with autism.
Mitochondrial diseases are maternally inherited genetic disorders that cause a wide spectrum of debilitating conditions and which currently have no cure. In a new opensource study published in the journal … Continue Reading Researchers successfully ‘edit’ mitochondrial DNA to prevent inherited disease in animal model.
Researchers at the University of Michigan and UC Davis have solved a genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families, and possibly others, for generations. These families have been plagued … Continue Reading Researchers map rare mutation causing vitamin A deficiency and eye deformities.
In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings it has been shown that receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of … Continue Reading Large-scale study finds no link between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children at higher risk.
In a small study, Johns Hopkins researchers found that DNA from the sperm of men whose children had early signs of autism shows distinct patterns of regulatory tags that could … Continue Reading Epigenetic tags on DNA from fathers’ sperm linked to children’s autism symptoms.