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Study identifies autism gene which regulates dendrite development to slow down brain communication.

The development of neural connectivity is essential for brain function, and disruption of this process is associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Now, a study from researchers led by McMaster … Continue Reading Study identifies autism gene which regulates dendrite development to slow down brain communication.

Largest study of its kind sheds new light on the complex genetics of autism.

Genetic variation accounts for a major proportion of the liability to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Now, a study from led by researchers at UCLA shows that in families with multiple … Continue Reading Largest study of its kind sheds new light on the complex genetics of autism.

Study identifies cause of dendritic pruning defect linked to autism and schizophrenia.

Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines which communicate with other brain cells via synapses. It is known that the number of these brain connections … Continue Reading Study identifies cause of dendritic pruning defect linked to autism and schizophrenia.

Neuroimaging study identifies new biomarker for autism spectrum disorder in boys.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is marked by social disability and is associated with dysfunction in brain circuits supporting social-cue perception. The degree to which neural functioning reflects individual-level behavioural phenotype … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study identifies new biomarker for autism spectrum disorder in boys.

Study identifies neurogenetics that link abnormal neurodevelopment to ASD.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of highly inheritable behavioural disorders. Patients with ASD have mild to severe communication difficulties, repetitive behaviour and social challenges. Such disorders significantly challenge … Continue Reading Study identifies neurogenetics that link abnormal neurodevelopment to ASD.

Study identifies epigenetic regulators linked to autism-like syndrome.

While research has traditionally focused on finding individual genes responsible for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), recent research has found links between epigenetic regulation and ASD in human patients. Epigenetics is … Continue Reading Study identifies epigenetic regulators linked to autism-like syndrome.