Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team at Duke Medicine that used … Continue Reading Researchers find that repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in lasting impairments.
Newborn neurons generated from neural progenitor cells in a brain region called the hippocampus play an important role in learning and memory in adults. However, the molecular mechanisms that control … Continue Reading Researchers map epigenetic pathway of neurogenesis in the hippocampus.
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.
While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, UC Irvine scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. In … Continue Reading Study shows neurodevelopment suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, importance of precursors.
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.
Hyperactivity and social abnormalities are defining characteristics of ADHD and autism, two developmental disorders that parents and scientists around the world are struggling to understand. At the RIKEN Brain Science … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein responsible for regulating dopamine levels in the brain.
In early childhood, the neurons inside children’s developing brains form connections between various regions of brain. Researchers at San Diego State University found that in children and adolescents with autism … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps connections between the entire cerebral cortex and cerebellum in Autism.
Researchers have identified a new genetic mutation at the heart of a severe and potentially deadly seizure disorder found in infants and young children. The finding may help scientists unravel … Continue Reading Researchers identify epigenetic mutation in pediatric seizure disorders.
A small neuroimaging study suggests prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the toxic air pollution caused in part by vehicle emissions, coal burning and smoking, may be bad for … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study links prenatal air pollution exposure to impaired neurodevelopment.
Researchers from the UC San Diego, University of Cambridge, University of Cyprus and the Scripps Institute report finding a highly accurate blood-based measure that could lead to development of a … Continue Reading Blood-based genetic biomarkers identified for very early-diagnosis of Autism in boys.
Researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center and New York University have demonstrated that a specialized DNA-binding protein called CTCF is essential for the precise expression of genes that control … Continue Reading Researchers identify specialized protein crucial for normal neurodevelopment.
Scientists at the University of California have found that mutations that cause autism in children are connected to a pathway that regulates brain development. The researchers studied a set of … Continue Reading Researchers map epigenetic autism pathway during neurodevelopment.
A region of the brain thought to control speech production develops abnormally in children who stutter, a pattern that persists into adulthood, according to a new study from the University … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study shows brain develops abnormally over lifespan of people who stutter.
Scientists from the The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have produced an approach that protects animal models against a type of genetic disruption that causes intellectual disability, including serious memory impairments … Continue Reading Precision medicine developed to protect against intellectual disability during neurodevelopment.
DNA sequences were once thought to be identical from cell to cell, but it’s increasingly understood that mutations can arise during brain development that affect only certain groups of brain … Continue Reading New single-cell sequencing technique can track subtle neurogenetic mutations spatially.