Children who have been abused or neglected early in life are at risk for developing both emotional and physical health problems. In a new study, scientists have found that maltreatment … Continue Reading Stress tied to change in children’s gene expression related to emotion regulation, physical health.
A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The research was led by Vanderbilt University. While breast cancer … Continue Reading Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women.
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviours, and other behaviours on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits. It is the most … Continue Reading Study links autistic behaviours to enzyme.
As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the … Continue Reading Mount Sinai scientists and international team shed new light on schizophrenia.
Dysfunction in dopamine signalling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such … Continue Reading UCI researchers find epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders.
Nearly 60 percent of the risk of developing autism is genetic and most of that risk is caused by inherited variant genes that are common in the population and present … Continue Reading Common gene variants account for most of the genetic risk for autism.
Researchers at the Babraham Institute, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Single Cell Genomics Centre, have developed a powerful new single-cell technique to help investigate how the environment … Continue Reading New technique maps life’s effects on human DNA.
The human body produces substances, called endocannabinoids, that work in a similar way to cannabis. These endocannabinoids may not produce a ‘high’, but are of tremendous importance for the functioning … Continue Reading Increased levels of the body’s own cannabinoids impair embryonic brain development.
An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system; the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired. This process … Continue Reading CNIO researchers discover a gene that links stem cells, aging and cancer.
A new study by researchers at the University of Oregon published in the journal Neuron describes a brainstem circuit in mice that may help explain how active movement impacts the … Continue Reading Oregon study details brain pathways linking visual function, running.
Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to … Continue Reading New gene discovered that stops the spread of deadly cancer.