Signs of autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder often take years to manifest. Studying suspect disease genes in the brain early in life could prove valuable in the development of new … Continue Reading Study maps autism-linked protein in neurodevelopment.
The association between marijuana, also known as cannabis, and schizophrenia is historically fraught. In the 1960s and 1970s, scientists thought that smoking cannabis could trigger psychosis in anyone. Recent studies … Continue Reading Researchers identify link between cannabis use in young males and raised schizophrenia risk.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that the three-dimensional shape of the cerebral cortex, the wrinkled outer layer of the brain controlling many functions of thinking … Continue Reading First large-scale study finds topography of cerebral cortex differs with ancestral genetics.
Speech is produced in the human cerebral cortex and previous studies have shown that the brain waves associated with speech processes can be directly recorded with electrodes located on the … Continue Reading Researchers develop world’s first thought-based ‘brain-to-text’ system.
Researchers have performed the first human-based study to identify calcium channels in cerebral arteries and determine the distinct role each channel plays in helping control blood flow to the brain. … Continue Reading Researchers show how calcium ion-channels control arterial tone and blood flow in the brain.
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.
A team from the University of Poitiers and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology (IRIBHM), has just taken an important step in the area of cell … Continue Reading Researchers repair the cerebral cortex using engineered cells in a world’s first.
Some neurons are more active than others, even when they are positioned right next to each other and are one and the same neuron type. Researchers from the Max Delbrück … Continue Reading Broad receptive field identified in multi-level neuronal activity.
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability (ID), as well as the most frequent monogenic cause of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). FXS is caused … Continue Reading New neurodevelopmental insights that link Fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.