Autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability often occur together and may even share similar genetic causes. Researchers reporting in Cell Reports have now linked mutations in a particular gene to … Continue Reading Mutated gene linked to both autism and intellectual disability.
Maternal inflammation as indicated by the presence in maternal blood of early gestational C-reactive protein, an established inflammatory biomarker, appears to be associated with greater risk for schizophrenia in offspring. Inflammation has been shown to alter brain development in previous studies, and schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Thus, this study provides an important link between inflammation and schizophrenia and may help the medical community to better understand the biological mechanisms that lead to this disorder.
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